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Serial killer 



Ten months after the formation of a 
serial killer task force, the man sus- 
pected of killing five Louisiana 
women is back in Baton Rouge. 

According to the Baton Rouge 
Advocate, Police arrested Derrick 
Todd Lee, 34, outside of a tire store in 
Atlanta Tuesday night. Wednesday, 
Lee stood before Fulton Country 
Superior Court Judge Richard Hicks 
where he waived his right to wait for 
an extradition order from Governor 
Mike Foster. . 

The serial task force has come under 
attack because Lee's DNA was 
obtained by an independent murder 
investigation. Officers obtained a war- 
rant for Lee's DNA while they were 
investigating the disappearance of 
Randi Mebruer, 28, of Zachary in 1998. 

Lee's DNA was connected with the 
murder of LSU graduate student Car- 
rie Lynn Yoder, Gina Wilson Green, 
Charlotte Murray Pace, Pam 
Kinamore and Trineisha Dene 


The NSU campus will be buzzing 
with activity from incoming freshmen 
invading the campus for Freshmen 
Connection several days this summer. 

NSU's Office of New Student Pro- 
grams sponsors Freshman Connection 
with five sessions set for May 29-30, 
June 5-6, 19-20 and July 10-11 and July 

During the program, participants 
can meet with their academic advi- 
sors, register for classes, learn about 
campus resources and meet future 

May 29, 2003 

West Nile fear returns 
to Natchitoches area 

Dead bird found 
in Natchitoches 
Parish tested 
positive for 
West Nile Virus 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

The initiation of mosquito season 
and the recent discovery of virus-car- 
rying bird corpses have brought West 
Nile concerns, once again, to the fore- 
front of Natchitoches awareness. 

According to a story posted in the 
May 22 online issue of the Shreveport 
Times, dead birds found in Natchi- 
toches were tested and 

Courtesy of Centers for Disease, Control and Prevention 

The Ochlerotatus triseriatus mosquito has been identified in mosquito pools and has been 
reported positive for the West Nile Virus. 

determine if the birds have West 

Campbell said that, above all, stu- 
dents should refrain from touching 
dead birds with their bare hands. 
Campbell further advised students 

to take the neces- 

found positive for the j Q repor f fa a d hirds sar Y precautions to 

West Nile virus for the . guard against con- 

first rime this year. Cttll the lOCttl parish traction of the 

Stephanie Campbell, health Uflit at (318) 357- virus, 
director of health servic- 0-1 o'j *\, * 77 £ v "It's a good 

es at NSU, said that the 6L6A or me toll ~F ee idea to use insect 

dead birds indicate hotline at 800-256-2748 repellant when 
increased risk for you're outside," 

human contraction of West Nile in the 
area. Campbell explained that mos- 
quitoes feed on the birds, contract the 
virus, then transmit the virus to men 
and women through their bites. 

"If you see dead birds, call the 
Natchitoches Parish Health Unit," 
Campbell said. "They will remove the 
birds and do necessary testing to 


you re 

she said. "And really be aware of any 
kind of pool of water." 

Rain, puddles, and even water col- 
lections in flowerpots can attract mos- 
quitoes to an area. 

Campbell also said that off-campus 
residents could help protect them- 
selves from mosquitoes by using spe- 
cial light bulbs. 

L & E 

"If you have outdoor lights, it's good 
to have yellow lights rather than white 
ones," Campbell said. 

Yellow bulbs can result in decreased 
mosquito frequentation. 

Campbell said that the city attempts 
to control the spread of infection 
through the use of insecticides. 

She explained that the Natchitoches 
Health Unit sometimes sends trucks 
around the parish to spray for mos- 
quitoes, including NSU campus. 

Campbell described the symptoms 
for West Nile as being similar to 
meningitis. Such symptoms include 
fever, headache, generalized body 
aches, swollen lymph glands in the 
jaw /neck area or underarms, rash, 
disorientation and seizures. In severe 
cases, West Nile can result in death. 

Campbell said that students who 
fear that they have contracted the 
virus should not hesitate in seeing a 


the Sauce 

Columnist Edward L 
Boudreaux III 

New Pillow 
Talk and Atte- 
nion Fresh- 

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play to 
June 19 

Oklahoma cast practices 

pggg 4 Anatole Vincent runs 
" for home plate 

Demons face 
tough chal- 
lenges in the 
SLC Tourney 

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Campus News 

May 29, 2003 

Scholars' College hires 
philosophy professor 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

A new philosophy professor is com- 
ing to the Scholars' College and will 
join the NSU faculty in the fall. 

Dr. Keith Dromm will replace 
newly departed philosophy professor 
Dr. Patrick Hayden. Hayden resigned 
from the university and moved to 
New Zealand this month, after teach- 
ing only three semesters at NSU. 

Scholars' College faculty member 
and fellow philosophy professor Fras- 
er Snowden served on the Search 
Committee that nominated Dromm 
for the vacated philosophy position. 

Snowden said that the decision to 
hire Dromm was the result of a very 
competitive search, starting from 
between 40 to 45 applicants. 

Three of the top candidates came to 
the university at the end of the spring 
semester to deliver sample lectures 
that were open to students. Snowden 

said that students 

responded well to 
Dromm, as did the entire , 
Scholars' College faculty. be a really good 
Furthermore, Snow- person to have here, 


den stated 

members were 
impressed that Dromm 
received his bachelor's 
degree at Evergreen 
State College in Wash- 
ington, which offers interdisciplinary 
courses similar to those taught at the 
Scholars' College. 

"Their program is just like ours," 
Snowden said. "We were looking for 
someone who was familiar with the 

type of classes that we teach." 

Snowden said that the committee 
felt Dromm would fit in well within 
both the NSU faculty and the Natchi- 

toches community. 

"I think he's 
going to be a really 
good person to have 
here," Snowden 

Dromm was 

'1 thing he's going to 

-Fraser Snowden employed as the vis- 
Philosophy Professor * tin § assistant pro- 
1 J fessor of philosophy 

at the University of 
Akron, in Ohio, when he accepted the 
position at NSU. 

He will teach Introduction to Phi- 
losophy, Introduction to Ethics, and 
Texts and Traditions 1 in the fall 

Phi Mu president wins 
local Greek award at NSU 

By Tasha Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

The president of the Phi Mu sorori- 
ty won the award of Greek Woman of 
the Year at NSU. 

Jessica Breaux, president of Phi Mu 
sorority, received the Greek Woman 
of the Year Award the last week in 

"I am very honored to have this 
award because it doesn't just repre- 
sent my sorority, but it represents the 
entire Greek community," Breaux 

Breaux said that in order to receive 
this award, the nomination must 
come from the Greek community. The 
candidate must complete an essay 
and participate in an interview. 

Breaux said that she did not expect 
this award because there were sever- 
al other great candidates. 

Breaux has been a member of Phi 
Mu sorority for four years and has 
been president since January of this 

Breaux said that her parents are 
supportive of her accomplishments at 

"I am first generation Northwestern 
and my parents are proud of me being 
here," Breaux said. "And they are very 
excited about my accomplishments 

Breaux is a senior journalism major 
with a minor in business. She is the 
vice president of National Order of 
Omega, secretary of NSU Greek Coun- 
sel, member of the Purple Jackets, and 
the special events chairperson for Stu- 
dent Activities Board. 

"I plan to be a traveling consultant 
for Phi Mu and then get my master's 
in public relations," Breaux said. 

Aside from Greek life, Breaux is one 
of the lead connectors of Freshmen 

Her duties include conducting small 

sessions to incoming freshman's make 
the transition from high school to col- 

"This is my second year as a Fresh- 
man Connector," Breaux said. "I enjoy 
enlightening freshman on how great 
NSU has been to me and how it can be 
for them." 

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May 29, 2003 

Photo By Glenn Ward 

Director Jack Wann rehearses with actors Karen Burns, as Laurey, and James Palmer, as 
Curley, during the song "Surry with the Fringe on Top." 

NSU Theatre production of 
'Oklahoma' to come out June 19 

By Courtney Caveliere 

Sauce Reporter 

Cast members are learn to dance in 
cowboy boots and sing with a south- 
ern flair for their upcoming roles in 
the NSU summer theater production 
of "Oklahoma". 

"Oklahoma" will be presented 
from June 19 through 29 in the A.A. 
Fredericks Auditorium. The show 
will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets will 
cost $10 to all viewers, including stu- 
dents. The show will not be per- 
formed on Monday, June 23. 

Auditions for the production were 
held on May 18 and were open to 
both students and Natchitoches resi- 

Dr. Jack Wann, head of the theater 
department, said that the talent pool 
was understandably smaller, in terms 
of numbers, than in the fall and 
spring semesters. 

"A good percent of our kids were 

not here to audition," Wann said, 
"but we had a really good turnout." 
Senior theater majors James Palmer 
and Karen Burns were cast in the 
classic musical's lead roles. Palmer 
will play the cowboy hero Curly, and 
Burns will play as the love-struck 
farm girl Laurey. 

Wann said that "Oklahoma" is widely 
considered one of the best musicals 
ever produced, and the Rogers and 
Hammerstein classic promotes mid- 
dle American attitudes and ideals. 

"This is a musical that really repre- 
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He said that this particular produc- 
tion would therefore appeal to many 
people within the Natchitoches com- 

This production will be the last 
play that Wann will direct for the uni- 
versity. Wann is retiring this summer 
and moving to New York. He has 
served as a member of the NSU facul- 
ty for 15 years. 

Photo by Cheryl Thompson 

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Sauce Columns — 

Attention Freshmen: 

There are several things 
Edward L. you should do this week- 

BOLldreailX end besides hanging out 

jjj and making friends. 

You need to ensure that 
Columnist you will have enough 
money to pay for not 
only school, but also books 
and living expenses. 

Visit your department of 
choice and enroll in the 
classes you want for the 
fall. Don't be too ambi- 
tious, this isn't high 
school. I suggest taking 
about 15 hours. 

Next find out how much 
financial aid you will be 
receiving and ensure that 
it is in order, then reserve 
your books for the fall. 

There will be hundreds 
of freshmen enrolled in 
some of the classes you 
will take; you don't want 
to be the one without your 
book. Reserving your 
books is free and will give 
you an idea how much 
they will cost. 

Also make arrangements 
for your living conditions. 

So you are a freshman 
here for the annual induc- 
tion ritual that is Freshman 
Connection. Get real; you 
are here to get a taste of 
the freedom that is COL- 

The trick is to not drown 
in the flood of freedom, 
usually taking the form of 
alcohol, during your first 
semester. Take it from me, 
full rides have been lost 
trying to ride the tidal 
wave that is a "good 

While you may become 
the best Madden player 
this campus has ever seen, 
that will be of little conso- 
lation when you are work- 
ing like a dog the follow- 
ing spring trying to pay 
for school. 

Now that you have 
seen Sabine, it might be 
time to look at off-campus 
housing. While you are 
cruising for fat pads, check 
out the local banks. 

If you don't have a bank- 
ing account, now is the 
time to get one. I used a 
credit union my parents 
belonged to. 

Being part of the same 
system allows them to 
deposit money into my 
account when I need emer- 
gency beer, strike that, 
food money. Thanks Mama 
and Pappy. 

Now that you have an 
idea how much college 
will cost it is time to head 
home and work like mad. 

Put away as much as you 
can this summer, because 
its going to fly out of your 
wallet this fall. 

Good luck and see you 
in August. 

Edward L. Boudreaux III is 
a senior with a double major 
in history and science at the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 

Pillow Talk 


I went to a crawfish boil last 

Everyone there was my age, 
23, and everyone was MAR- 
RIED. Married at 23 years old. 
How does that happen? Our 
parents got married young, at 
least mine did. But 23 today is 
so much younger than 23 was 
20 years ago. 

How did these seemingly 
young adults know when they 
found their mate? More impor- 
tantly, how will we know when 
we've found ours? 

When you meet the right per- 
son, do the heavens open up 
and stream down sunlight? 

Is there a whisper from some 
all knowing being that says 
"look to your right, the person 
of you dreams just walked by?" 

Is there some magic formula 
using the letters of your names 
like there was in elementary 

The answer, sadly, is a huge, 
resounding "No". There are no 
birdies chirping or voices from 
the heavens and certainly noth- 
ing as simple as a formula. 
So, how do you know? 

Maybe there is no clear cut, 
simple answer. It sounds very 
new age I'm sure, but I think 
when you know, you just know. 
Your lover becomes your best 
friend. You finish each other's 

He gives you his last piece of 
food. You don't cuss him for 
leaving the seat up. (Okay, 
you'll always cuss him for leav- 
ing the seat up). 

Your friends think she is the 
coolest chick they've ever 
known and they don't mind if 
you invite her to watch the 
game sometimes. 

Above all, if you must ask 
yourself if he or she is "the 
one," chances are the answer is 
no, or at least, not yet. 

When you've figured out that 
he or she is the right person, 
how do you know if it's the 
right time; because, lef s face it, 
timing is everything. 

Just because everything clicks 

By Jessica Cramer 

and your friends love him or 
her and you've been finishing 
each other's sentences for a 
while and you share your food 
doesn't mean that forever has to 
start tomorrow or even a year 
from now. 

As for figuring out if he or she 
is "the one," there is no formula 
or voice from the heavens that 
will tell you when you've got 
the timing right. 

To establish good timing, you 
must evaluate your current situ- 
ation in life. 

Will there be any huge sur- 
prises in your life in the near 
future? Obviously one cannot 
know the answer to this 
because knowledge would 
negate surprise. 

Are your finances stable? This 
one doesn't count so much, 
because for the next 30 years, 
the answer will be pretty much 
be no. 

Have you taken enough time 
between relationships? This is a 
HUGE consideration. Most 
people jump from one relation- 
ship right into another and 
transfer those emotions from 
the previous causing major mal- 
functions later on down the 
road. Most importantly, does it 
feel right? 

Word to the wise, if you have 
to ask yourself if the timing is 
right, the answer is probably 
not or not yet anyway. 

There is no finite amount of 
time. You don't have to date for 
at least a year. There is no 
mandatory three-day waiting 

Some people take a long time 
to figure out if their partner is 
"the one" and if the timing is 
just right. Other people take a 
breath, and in an instant they 
love a lifetime's worth. 

Whatever your method of 
deciding who the right person 
to be with and when the right 
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May 29, 2003 

Demons season ends in the SLC 
Tourney against red hot Cowboys 

Northwestern State exits SLC Tourney 
early, finishes season 35-22 

By Brent Holloway 

Sauce Rqzorter 

The Demons were bounced 
from SLC postseason action last 
Thursday after losing 6-1 to a 
red hot McNeese State team. 

The Demons lost Wednesday 
to Texas-Arlington in their open- 
ing round game. 

Northwestern got off to a nice 
start Wednesday afternoon ver- 
sus UTA, jumping out to a three 
run lead in the 1st inning. Tigger 
Lyles got the offense started, 
singling to left field to open the 
game, and then coming around 
to score on a double by the 
Demon's first team All-SLC 
selection Josh Boop. 

Anatole Vincent and Steven 
Adams, who garnered third team 
and honorable mention honors, 
respectively, followed with run 
scoring singles and the Demons 
were off to a 3-0 lead. 

UTA answered back quickly, 
however, scoring three runs in 
the bottom of the inning off NSU 
starter Josh Dencausse. Den- 
causse settled down, though, 
and neither team was able to 

put any more runs on the board 
until the final inning. 

With the scored still knotted at 
three and Dencausse still on the 
hill in the bottom of the 9th 
UTA's Paul Bruder smashed a 
liner into center field that a div- 
ing Boop was unable to come 
up with. When the dust settled, 
Bruder was on third with a two- 
out triple. The next man up 
hit a slow roller to short that was 
just weak enough to allow the 
game-winning run to score. 

Dencausse (4-2) hurled a 
complete game in a losing effort 
for the Demons, who were led 
on offense by Boop, who was 2- 
4, and Brian Hobbs, who was 3- 
4 and came up just a home run 
short of the cycle. 

The loss on Wednesday pitted 
the Demons against in-state 
rival McNeese in an elimination 
game for NSU. 

The heartbreaker versus UTA 
seemingly stole the wind from 
the Demon's sail, because they 
quickly fell behind 4-0 to 
McNeese and were never able 
to recover. 

NSU had their best chance to 

Brandon Morgan makes the perfect tag on the runner trying to reach second base. 

get back in the game in the bot- 
tom of the second. 

After giving up two runs in 
each of the first two innings, the 
Demons were looking for a rally. 
Vincent led off the inning reach- 
ing first after being hit by a 
pitch. Brandon Morgan soon fol- 
lowed with a double to left field, 
and the Demons were in busi- 

Jeff Martin, yet another of the 

NSU's postseason award win- 
ners, stepped into the box next 
and drove a liner into the out- 
field that was run down by the 
McNeese centerfielder. Vincent, 

seemingly tagging up for the 
Demons first run, was ruled out 
for leaving the base too early. 

NSU was left with no runs and 
two out instead of scoring one 
run and having only one out. 
Adams would drive Morgan in 
with a double later in the inning, 
but the opportunity had been 
lost. McNeese added one run in 
the 4th and 6th innings to end 
the game at 6-1 . 

Senior southpaw Casey John- 
son (6-4) took the loss, giving 
up six runs in 5.2 innings. The 
2003 Demons finished their sea- 
son with a record of 35-22. 

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NSU Track finish third at SLC meet 

Both Demon Squads finish year strong, show a good outing at outdoor meet 

Courtesy of Sports Information 

Led by a triumphant return to com- 
petition by All-American javelin 
thrower Latrell Frederick, Northwest- 
ern State flexed its field muscles again 
Monday on the final day of the 2003 
Southland Conference Outdoor Track 
and Field Championships but the 
Demons fell short on the track and 
couldn't defend their 2002 team title. 

Host Southwest Texas State pulled 
away with heavy scoring in running 
events down the stretch and took the 
men's team title with 186 points, the 
highest total in the SLC meet since 
Lamar's record 229 in 1984. 

Sam Houston State surged late and 
took second with 141.5 while North- 
western was third at 135, nine more 
than the Demons scored in winning 
last year's meet. Texas-Arlington was 
fourth at 89.5 and Stephen F. Austin 

placed fifth with 68. 

NSU's point total would have been 
good enough to win the team title in 
three of the last four SLC Outdoor 

In the women's competition, North- 
western got wins as expected from 
All-American Stephanie Sowell in the 
triple jump (42-6 1/4) and Brittany 
Littlejohn in the 100 meter hurdles 
(13.47, a season best), with both 
defending their 2002 SLC Outdoor 

crowns after winning 2003 SLC 
Indoor titles in their specialties. 

Stephen F. Auston ran away with 
the team title, scoring 157.5 points to 
outpace SWT (126.5), UTA (107.5), 
Sam Houston (94.5) and Northwest- 
ern (84) in the upper half of the 11- 
team field. 

The Lady Demons got 15 points in 
the triple jump as Sowell's win was 
supported by a fourth-place 41-7 leap 
by senior Jacqueline Canton. 



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Kappa Alpha 
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By Tasha Braggs 

Sauce Reporter 

An NSU fraternity has been sus- 
pended for five years due to hazing. 

Yonna Pasch, assistant director of 
|Greek activities, said that Kappa 
Alpha Psi will not be recognized as an 
(organization on campus. 

"The national chapter sent a letter at 
the beginning of June to suspend the 
ichapter," Pasch said. "This means that 
the fraternity won't have the privi- 
lege's of a recognized organization." 

Twelve members of the fraternity 
were charged with hazing Donald 
Haley, Jr. Haley suffered minor 
injuries from the incident and 
resigned from the University. 

Pasch said that the administration 
has not discussed how this will affect 
the campus. 

Members of Kappa Alpha Psi frater- 
nity refused to comment. 

Wellness Center 

A quick look at work on the 
campus' new intramural complex 

Photo by Glen Ward 

A construction worker picks up 
some sewer pipe Wednesday. 

June 19, 2003 

NSU Columns ablaze 
after lightning strike 

Severe thunderstorm 
sparks fire in the 

Columns, no one 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 
Contributions by Tasha Braggs 

Tuesday afternoon an empty 
apartment in the University 
Columns was destroyed by fire dur- 
ing a fierce thunderstorm. 

Lightening struck Building 4, set- 
ting apartment 424 on fire. Sopho- 
more journalism major Olivia 
Hamilton was in apartment 428, 
which shares a back wall with 424. 

"I was starting to cook some eggs," 
Hamilton said. "I stopped cooking 
then because the lightening was so 
strong that it came through the win- 
dow and hit the pot and I felt it 
through the pot." 

Hamilton and her roommate, 
Danielle Ball, exited their apartment 
and saw the smoke coming from the 

A few minutes after 4p.m. the 
Natchitoches Fire Department 
arrived and began fighting the fire 
that would consume 424. 

The other 15 units suffered smoke 
and water damage. The fire also 


Photo by Glen Ward 

A fire left a huge hole in Building 4 at the Columns on Tuesday. Authorities believe the fire 
was sparked by lightning as severe weather swept through Natchitoches. 

destroyed the electric circuits for the coming out from the side window. 

whole building. 

"By all indications, the fire was 
started by lightening, but the 
Natchitoches Fire Department will 
continue to investigate the cause of 
the blaze," Natchitoches Fire Depart- 
ment Chief Dennie Boyt said accord- 
ing to the Alexandria Town Talk. 

Graduate student Daina Causin 
was in her apartment when the light- 
ening struck. 

"It was really dark in here and all 
of a sudden I heard this loud crack 
outside, it seemed right outside," 
Causin said. "About two minutes 
later I heard sirens and saw flames 
coming out from the roof and flames 

Health Services 

"There were a lot of people just 
stunned and kind of walking around 
while the firefighters worked," 
Causin said. "There were six feet of 
flames coming out of the roof." 

The Shreveport Times reported that 
the fire has displaced about 12 resi- 

Hamilton and Ball are living with 
friends until other accommodations 
are arranged. While their former 
roommate, Tasha Braggs has been 
allowed to move into the apartment 
she will occupy in the fall. 

Century Campus Housing Man- 
agement operates the Columns and 
refused to comment on the incident. 


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New vice 

Vice President Anthony 

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"Grandpa" Joe Skaggs checks his 
blood pressure at Health Services 

policy at 

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Editor in Chief Patrick 

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Campus News 

June 19, 2003 

All students will have Health 
Service fee starting this fall 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU will automatically add a 
Health Services fee to all full-time 
students, regardless of their living 
arrangements, starting this fall. 

Additionally, the cost for Health 
Services will decrease $10 to $25. 

Prior to these changes, off-campus 
students who wanted access to on- 
campus medical services had to 
specifically request for the fee to be 
added. The fee was automatically 
assessed, however, for all students 
living in residence halls or the Uni- 
versity Columns. 

University Director of Health Ser- 
vices Stephanie Campbell said off- 
campus students often said they were 

unaware of the need to request health 
services at fee payment, even though 
the information was posted on the 
University's Web site, brochures, 
schedule of classes, handbook, and 
sometimes on flyers. 

Campbell was required to turn 
away all students who visited the 
campus infirmary but did not pay the 
fee. It was because of the many griev- 
ances that she received from these 
students that the University's health 
services requested to have the policy 

"I got a lot of complaints from off- 
campus students who needed treat- 
ment or to be referred to a doctor, 
because they found that they were 
not eligible for services," Campbell 

Campbell said that she kept count 
of how many students she was forced 
to turn away. During the last fiscal 
year, from July 1, 2001, to June 30, 
2002, Campbell turned away 268 stu- 
dents. She said that she has already 
turned away 265 ineligible students 
in the current fiscal year, from July 
2002 to April 2003. 

"Our mission is to help students 
take care of their health so that it 
doesn't interfere with their course- 
work and their abilities to get 
degrees," Campbell said. "Therefore, 
we felt it was in the best interest of 
the students to make these changes." 

Campbell said that off-campus stu- 
dents may choose to not pay the 
Health Services fee by going through 
an exemption process. 

New vice president of 
academic affairs appointed 

By Leslie Westbrook 

Sauce Reporter 

Associate Provost Anthony Schef- 
fler will replace retiring Provost and 
Vice President of Academic Affairs 
Thomas A. Burns for a one-year inter- 
im period. 

Scheffler, also the dean of graduate 
studies, research and information 
systems, was appointed to the office 
by the University of Louisiana Board 
of Supervisors on May 30. 

He will begin work as provost and 
academic affairs vice president July 1. 
A replacement for graduate studies 
dean and associate provost has not 
yet been chosen. 

"The president has to make a rec- 
ommendation, and the board will 
make a decision," Scheffler said. 

Scheffler said whoever takes his 
place will need someone to fill that 
person's position, and the person suc- 
ceeding him or her will have to do the 

Scheffler said it's difficult to work 
out the logistics of the situation. 

"Somewhere along the way some- 
one's going to be doing two jobs," 

Scheffler said. 

University President Randall Webb 
said the vacant vice presidency would 
be opened to applicants this fall. 

Scheffler said he did not know if he 
would apply to keep the position per- 
manently. He said he will need to 
work and see how it goes. 

Webb said, "I think Dr. Scheffler will 
do an outstanding job, and we'll have 
a chance to evaluate him for the first 

Webb said Scheffler will be responsi- 
ble for focusing on recruiting non-tra- 
ditional and graduate students. 

Scheffler will also work with depart- 
ment heads to plan the future of the 
University, Webb said. 

Scheffler said he hopes to establish 
effective communication among the 

University's faculty. 

The NSU online student portal 
( is running based on 
part by the work of Scheffler. 

He, along with Webb, went to Baton 
Rouge and won approval from the 


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June 19, 2003 

Celebration of the 
Cane sets off the 4th of 
July in Natchitoches 

By Quantia Mills 

Sauce Reporter 

If you are thinking about going 
home for the 4th of July, think 
again. Natchitoches' Celebration on 
the Cane will be full of fun and fes- 
tivities to keep your holiday jump- 

Celebration on the Cane is an 
annual Independence Day event in 
Natchitoches. The festivities will 
take place on the downtown river- 
bank and is free to the public. 

The Independence Day celebra- 
tion will kick off at noon with a 
brown bag lunch and entertain- 
ment by NSU's jazz players per- 
forming on the downtown river- 
bank stage. 

The Maverick Ski Club from 
Dallas, Texas will perform on Cane 
River at 1:30 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. 
The Maverick's are one of the 
South's leading ski clubs. 

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SAB hosts karaoke, movie 
night for summer students 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

Whether you sing like a diva, a 
rock star, or a dying howler mon- 
key, the NSU Student Activities 
Board invites you to showcase your 
vocal abilities at Karaoke Night on 
Tues., June 24. 

Karaoke Night is a free event 
open to all students enrolled in at 
least one summer session and to all 
incoming freshmen participating in 
the Summer Bridge program. The 
event is scheduled from 6:30 - 8:30 
p.m. in the Alley at the Student 
Union. Students must bring their 
student ids to be admitted. 

Karaoke Night is the first of two 
events the SAB plans to sponsor 
this summer. The second activity 
will be a Movie Night on July 1 
from 6-8 p.m. The location for 
this event has not been determined. 

SAB Secretary and Treasurer Ter- 
rica Wallace said that the number 
of events offered through SAB 
varies each summer and depends 
upon the decisions of SAB officers 

and board members, as does sched- 

"We usually plan two to three 
events each summer," Wallace said, 
"and these just happened to be the 
dates that we decided upon." 

SAB faculty sponsor Terria 
Alexander said that these events 
are only a few of the projects that 
SAB is working on during the sum- 
mer sessions. 

"Although two events might not 
sound like very much, SAB is busy 
the whole summer," Alexander 

Alexander said the SAB also 
hosts the Freshman Connection 
dances and does preparatory work 
for events in the fall and spring 

Alexander in the past, SAB sum- 
mer events have been largely 
ignored by the student body. 

"Last year, only three people 
attended the first Movie Night," 
Alexander said. "At the second, 
we had zero." 

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better this year,"Alexander said. 

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Editorial — 
The way I see it: Summer Movies 


Editor in Chief 

You are tired of your sum- 
mer job, school or just loafing 
about the house, what is there 
to do? I suggest getting off the 
couch, wiping away the cook- 
ie crumbs and hitting the 
movie theatre. Here is a list of 
must see movies The Way I 
See It style. 

1) The Hulk. The Hulk 
looks amazing in the trailers, 
add in a great director and a 
good cast this becomes a 
must see movie. Look for 
plenty of action and a great 
story overall especially since 
Lee is directing. Be sure to see 
the Hulk battling the Hulk 

dogs and taking on the mili- 

2) Terminator 3. Arnold is 
suiting back up as the Termi- 
nator and let us all hope a 
return to past glory and not a 
letdown. Cheesy one-liners 
are back with explosions 
galore, a perfect movie for the 
summer, and we see the 
machines fight. But let's be 
honest, Arnold will not lose 
to a female Terminator, oops 
that's a spoiler. 

3) Pirates of the Caribbean. 
Finally, a movie that is differ- 
ent. It has been a while since 
we have seen a movie about 
curses, pirates and sword 
fights. Plenty of swashbuck- 
ling action (Arghh!) with 
Johnny Depp looking crazy 
as a pirate fighting some 

4) Jason vs. Freddie . This is 

my sleeper hit of the summer. 
New Line finally makes a 
movie featuring two of the 
scariest figures in horror 
movie history. Two bad guys 
who never die, so who is 
going to win? My money is 
on Freddie, brains over 
brawns, I think. 

5) 28 Days Later. What is 
this movie you ask? This is 
supposed to be the scariest 
movie of the summer. A sur- 
prise hit last year in Europe, 
this zombie movie looks to 
explode in the U.S. It has a 
creepy Resident Evil feel but 
scarier. If you are in the mood 
for an old school horror 
movie then this is the one to 

So, if you are tired of MLB 
then I strongly recommend 
these movies to escape your 
annoying roomies. 

Attention Freshmen: 

Edward L. 


So you are a freshman here 
for the annual induction ritu- 
al that is Freshman Connec- 
tion. Get real; you are here to 
get a taste of the freedom 
that is COLLEGE! 

While enjoying your 
weekend here in Natchi- 
toches you shouldn't let this 
opportunity to learn a few 
tricks of the trade from your 
Freshman Connectors. 
These 26 men and women 
are the best that NSU has to 

Freshman connectors went 
through three different 
rounds of interviews before 
being selected. Then they 
had to attend a conference 
where they learned how to 
make the weekend fun for 

The Connectors will tell 
you that the trick is to not 
drown in the flood of free- 
dom, usually taking the form 

of alcohol, during your 
first semester. Take it from 
me, full rides have been 
lost trying to ride the tidal 
wave that is a "good time." 

You may know all 
the bar specials in town, 
but that won't matter when 
you are working over Mardi 
Gras while your friends are 
living it up in New Orleans. 

There are several things 
you should do this weekend 
besides hanging out and 
making friends. 

You need to ensure that 
you will have enough money 
to pay for not only school, 
but also books and living 

Visit your department of 
choice and enroll in the class- 
es you want for the fall. 
Don't be too ambitious, this 
isn't high school. I suggest 
taking about 15 hours. 

Next find out how much 
financial aid you will be 
receiving and ensure that it is 
in order, then reserve your 
books for the fall. 

There will be hundreds of 
freshmen enrolled in some of 
the classes you will take; you 

don't want to be the one 
without your book. 

Reserving your books is 
free, and it will give you an 
idea how much they will 

Now that you have seen 
Sabine, it might be time to 
look at off-campus housing. 
While you are cruising for fat 
pads, check out the local 

If you don't have a bank- 
ing account, now is the time 
to get one. I used a credit 
union my parents belonged 

Being part of the same sys- 
tem allows them to deposit 
money into my account 
when I need emergency 
beer, strike that, food money. 

As you head home be sure 
to thank your Freshman 
Connector for his hard work, 
and then tell your friends 
about the great weekend you 
had hanging with Demons. 

Edward L. Boudreaux HI is a 
senior with a double major in 
history and science at the 
Louisiana Scholars' College. 

Pillow Talk 

of an addict 

Women always talk about 
men. That is a fact. We talk 
about how they dress, how they 
do their hair, and how they are 
in bed. (Sorry fellas, but if s the 

Most of all, though, we 
always talk about the things 
that drive us insane about them. 

Their need to possess the 
remote control at all times, their 
table manners that defy Emily 
Post, the habit of leaving the 
seat up. . .the list is endless. 

But, what makes us chase 
them? What facets of their per- 
sonalities make us crazy to be 
with them? Is it their obsession 
with ESPN? The ever-present 
pizza sauce stuck in their 
pathetic attempt to grow facial 

Or is it softer than that, sweet- 
er somehow? 

Or, are we just gluttons for 

This topic having peaked my 
interest, I surveyed my girl- 
friends, co-workers, even my 
mother, and compiled a list to 
help my fellow addicts discover 
the root of their addiction. 

1. Their deep voices early in the 
morning (even better in the late 

2. The way they step out of the 
shower-dripping wet. I know 
they get the floor all wet, but 
damn, they look cute in a towel. 

By Jessica Cramer 

3. Their willingness and ability 
to connect your electronic 
equipment. Someone has to 
hook up the surround sound. 

4. The way he understands you 
like no one else can. 

5. And when they don't under- 
stand you, they just let you rant 
it out of your system. 

6. Bed-head. Enough said. 

7. The way their skin feels after 
they shave. 

8. The sweet, scratchy two-day- 
stubble kiss. 

9. The way they can't take their 
eyes off you when you're get- 
ting dressed (or undressed). 

10. Their inability to ask for 
directions. Deep down, you 
know you love it when they 
pretend to be macho. 

According to Ashley Layris- 
son, senior psychology major, 
"there's no one thing. If s a com- 
bination of many things that 
make him special." 

It may not be visible to every- 
one... chances are it might not 
be visible to anyone, but thaf s 
why you are together! 

Do yourself a favor, make a 
list of those qualities that you 
find irresistible about your guy 
and tuck it away. Pull it out the 
next time you get in a fight or 
when you see one of those traits 
that makes you want to pull 
your hair out and read it. It just 
might save your relationship, or 
at least if 11 make you laugh. 

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June 19, 2003 

Former NSU QB 
excels in NFL Europe 

Ex-Northwestern State quarterback Craig 
Nail named best QB in NFL Europe 

By Brent Holloway 

Sauce Reporter 

It has been the story of 
Craig Nail's football 
career, always fighting 
hard for a spot on some 
team or proving all the 
skeptics wrong. 

After splitting time at 
quarterback for the Scot- 
land Claymores of NFL- 
Europe for most of the sea- 
son the former NSU stand- 
out begin to progress rap- 
idly in the final four 
games, leading the Clay- 
mores to four straight 
wins, and being named to 
the All NFLEL first team. 

After turning down a 
scholarship offer from 
Steve Spurrier (now in the 
NFL with the Washington 
Redskins) and the Florida 
Gators, Nail headed to 
LSU only to receive limited 
playing time in three years 
at Baton Rouge. 

In 2001, Nail transferred 

to Northwestern State for 
his senior season and got 
the opportunity he had 
been waiting for. 

That fall Nail took 
Natchitoches and the 
entire Southland Confer- 
ence by storm, leading the 
Demons to an 8-4 record 
and a berth in the Division 
I-AA playoffs. Nail threw 
for over 2,000 yards, 11 
touchdowns and only 3 
interceptions (all of which 
were tipped) in 9 games 
that season. 

Nail gained the atten- 
tion of NFL scouts, and 
was drafted in the 5 th 
round by the Green Bay 
Packers on his 23rd birth- 

During his first two-pre- 
season games last year, 
Nail struggled and looked 
like he might not make the 
Packers' final roster. Nail 
put together two solid per- 
formances in the last two 
games and earned a spot 
as the number three quar- 


Playing behind 
future Hall-of- 
Famer, Brett Favre, 
Nail didn't see any 
meaningful play- 
ing time in the 
2002 regular sea- 
son, and the Pack- 
ers sent him to 
NFL-Europe in 
hopes that he 
might continue to 

Nail did not dis- 
appoint as he finished the league's best quarterback 

Photo Courtesy of the Green Bay Packers 

Craig Nail throwing a pass at a workout for 
the Green Bay Packers. 

season leading the league 
in quarterback rating (95.9) 
and touchdown passes (18) 
and was 2nd in the in pass- 
ing yards, averaging 205 
yards per game. 

He has also gained 
something of a celebrity 
status while in Europe, 
making guest appearances 
at NFL-Europe sponsored 
events in Scotland. Nail's 
work has just begun, 

Despite being named the 

during his time in Europe, 
he will find himself right 
back in a dog-fight for a 
spot on the roster. 

The Packers recently 
signed Akili Smith, a for- 
mer 1st round draft pick 
who has yet to fulfill his 
potential in the NFL. The 
Packers are currently 6- 
deep at the quarterback 
position, but most believe 
that the battle to be the 
heir apparent to Favre is 
primarily a race between 
Nail and Smith. 

Frederick, Ford finish strong at 
NCAA Outdoor Championships 

Courtesy of Sports Infor- 

Northwestern State's 
Latrell Frederick earned his 
third All-America award 
while freshman Samantha 
Ford got her first Friday 
night but both had 12th 
place finishes in the javelin 
competition at the NCAA 
Outdoor Track and Field 

Frederick, who threw 261- 

3 to win the NCAA Mideast 
Regional title two weeks 
earlier, recorded a 222-9 
best Friday night. Brian 
Chaput of Perm won with a 
258-2 throw while Rob Min- 
nitti of Boise State was sec- 
ond at 246-3. 

In the women's javelin 
competition, Ford overcame 
two fouls and recorded a 
legal 142-5 mark to earn All- 
America status. 

The top eight finishers, 

and the top eight American- 
born finishers, are designat- 
ed Ail-Americans. There 
were four foreign-born 
competitors in both the 
men's and women's javelin 

Ford, a freshman from 
Moss Bluff, won the South- 
land Conference title last 
month. She threw 162-7, a 
personal best and the 
fourth-best overall mark, in 
Wednesday's qualifying. 

Frederick won three 
Southland Conference 
championships and was 
fifth at the 2000 and 2001 
NCAA Championships. He 
was the 2000 USA Junior 
champion and was second 
at last year's USA Champi- 

He is scheduled to com- 
pete in the USA Champi- 
onships next week in Palo 
Alto, Calif., on the Stanford 

Spurs win 
NBA Finals 
in six games 

By Brent Holloway 

Sauce Reporter 

When Tim Duncan of the San Anto-*¥7. 

nio Spurs was named regular season * " 

Most Valuable Player for the second 

. , . Moi 

straight year cries of injustice rang ou t 

from avid basketball fans all over the,^^, 

country. "What about T-Mac?" they ^jj ^ 

said. "What about Kobe?" "What \{ the 

about Garnett?" The 

However, Sunday night, when Dun- 3 y D 
can was also named the MVP of theeight 
NBA Finals, no protests were heard.week, 
But then again who could dispute thisfr orn 
award? Duncan had powered the P es 
Spurs past the 3-time defending 
champion Lakers earlier in the play- on 
offs, and proved to a nation-wide^Q^ 
audience night in and night out that awa , 
he is in fact the best all around player puts j ( 
in the player in the league, leading his R es 
team in points (24.2), rebounds (17),pp ra y 
assists (5.3), and blocks (5.3) duringpide < 
the finals. 

The Nets were no push over. They 
had their chances in each game, and 
Kenyon Martin, when not in foul trou- 
ble, did a better job than any other 
defender assigned to Duncan in the 

The fourth quarter of game six 
began with the Nets leading and look- 
ing to force a deciding game sevei 
The Spurs stepped up to the challeng 
and refused to be beaten, going on 
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won his second ring in his final sea- 
son. Other Spurs veterans such as 
Kevin Willis, Steve Smith and Steve! 
Kerr may also be facing retirement at 
the end of the season, winning a 
championship and finishing on top. 

Now the NBA moves to the draft 
and free agency. The biggest move 
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Whatpfthe mosquito-transmitted virus. 

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Argus complete, will be 
handed out in the fall 

After several delays 
and complications 
the Argus is ready 
to be seen by the 

By Patrick West 

Editor in Chief 

NSU's student literary magazine, 
the Argus, is finally complete and 
ready to be handed out to students 
in the 2003 fall semester. 

No specific date has been sched- 
uled but the Post Argus Editor 
Glenn Ward said it would not be 
late in the semester. Ward also said 
that Dr. Kane and himself are set- 
ting up a meeting to discuss a vari- 
ety of times when to hand out the 

The first scheduled date for the 
Argus to be completed was April 25, 
but technical difficulties from the 
Louisiana Technical College print 
shop changed the date of release. 

"The printers caused the delays 
with the Argus and it took all sum- 
mer to fix the problems," Ward said. 
"A new print shop will be used for 
next years Argus magazine." 

Print shop manager Charlie Mann 
took the blame for the delays and 
cited technical problems as the chief 
culprit in the long delays. 

Photo by Glenn Ward 

A overhead picture of the new Argus to be handed out in the 2003 fall semester. 

Ward said it feels great to finally 
have the Argus completed and can- 
not wait to hand out the magazine 
to students. Over 100 students sub- 
mitted work to the Argus but only 
60 students made the literary maga- 

"It was hard to choose what sto- 
ries or poems were put in the maga- 
zine," Ward said. "I just drew the 
lines, the students stories and 
poems speak for themselves." 

Next years Argus will have a new 
editor in Angela Adams who will 
help find a new print shop with 
Argus adviser Julia Kane, and 

hopes that technical difficulties will photo by Glenn ward 

not push the next Argus behind Nobody's Home, a picture featured in 
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Campus News 

July 10, 2003 

NSU employee 
under investigation 

Courtesy of NSU News 

A Northwestern State 
University employee 
has been placed on paid 
administrative leave 
pending the outcome of 
an audit of student 
employment records in 
the university's residen- 
tial services depart- 

Woodrow Blair, coor- 
dinator of residential 
services, was placed on 
leave June 19 following 
the initiation of an 
investigation by the uni- 
versity's internal audi- 

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ment pay- 
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Woody Blair's office remains empty until the 
internal auditor's investigation is over. 


He said Blair, who has 
been on the NSU staff 
since 1998, will remain 
on staff until the investi- 
gation is completed and 
the matter is resolved. 

SAB takes control of Minority 
Affairs/Cultural Diversity funds 

By Andrew David 

Sauce Reporter 

Beginning next semester funds that 
had previously been accredited to the 
Office of Minority Affairs will be real- 
located to the Office of Cultural 

In addition to the shift in monetary 
location, the Office of Cultural Diver- 
sity and the Office of Minority Affairs 
will also be placed under the jurisdic- 
tion of the Student Activities Board. 

The Office of Minority Affairs had 
been under the control of the Depart- 
ment of Continuing Education. 

SAB director Carl Henry said 
Director of Cultural Diversity Diane 
Jones will administer the estimated 
$3,000 budget while the SAB will 
supervise what he called "program- 

Programming involves the process 
of approving budgetary requests. 
"The SAB routinely handles budget- 
ary issues so this is something we 
think we're better prepared to do," 
Henry said. 

Henry said location was also a fac- 
tor in the shift. 

"The Office of Cultural Diversity is 
right down the hall from us so it 

makes for better, easier communica- 

Both Henry and Jones said as a 
result of dead week no official transfer 
of funds or responsibility had taken 
place yet, and neither could give an 
official comment on either matter. 

Administration officials refer to the 
last week of a semester as dead week 
because no official business transpires 
unless it is of urgent importance. 

However, Jones did say she hopes to 
use whatever position she holds to 
encourage and assist cultural diversity 
efforts on campus. 

Jones said she would like to see a 
larger Hispanic and Native American 
influence at NSU as well as better 
communication technologies for the 
offices of cultural diversity and minor- 
ity affairs such as a portable P.A. sys- 
tem and a fax machine. 

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Center on Tuesday. 

The 6,000 square foot center has five 
classrooms that will be used to pro- 
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residents. The school had been hold- 
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U.S. Highway 84 and at Block High 

The agency obtained a $115,000 
grant from U.S. Department of Agri- 
culture Rural Development to reno- 
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Catahoula Parish School Board. 

The agency also obtained additional 
grants from the USDA and the Rural 
Development Fund in the governor's 
office to build a 55-space parking lot 
at the Center. 

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July 10, 2003 

Cain River Market promotes 
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By Quantia Mills 

Sauce Reporter 

The smell of fresh fruit, vegetables, 
baked treats and many other prod- 
ucts, along with a community atmos- 
phere await at the Cane River Green 
Market on the downtown riverbank. 

The market will be open until 
November 15. The Vendors will be 
selling fresh fruit, vegetables, arts 
and crafts, seafood and many other 
items. They are from Natchitoches 
and surrounding areas and they will 
settle along the riverbank every Sat- 
urday from 9a.m. to 1 p.m. to sell 
their products. 

Tina Waskom, coordinator of the 
market, said the market has a variety 
of different things for people to 
choose from. 

"This is the markets fourth season 
and my second season being the coor- 
dinator and the market is going 
strong/'Waskom said. 

Vendors of all ages were out to sell 

their products. Nine-year-old Paul 
Gordon with some help from 
his mom Mary Striegel had his own 
stand know as "Paul's Pies and Sun- 

"He makes two types of pies, a 
Kentucky Derby pie and little apple 
tart pies," Striegel said. "He's mak- 
ing the pies to save for two things col- 
lege and an advanced Game boy." 

"I make them myself, they're made 
with chocolate, pecans, and Bourbon, 
but the alcohol bakes out," Gordon 

There is also live music, compli- 
mentary brewed coffee and samples 
of many of the foods available. 

Waskom said that one of the things 
that made the Cane River Green Mar- 
ket different from the supermarket is 
the fact that everything there was 
made was by the vendors themselves. 

"The market is unique because 
you can actually talk to the person 
who grew your food," Waskom said 
"People should come because it's a 
community setting and the products 
are local and fresh." 

NSlPs performance of 
'Oklahoma' gets four stars 

By Janie Warren 

Sauce Reporter 

Rodgers and Hammerstein's 
famous musical play, "Oklahoma," 
performed by the Northwestern State 
University theatre department June 
19-29, gained magnificent attraction 
and interest from many families, stu- 
dents, and Natchitoches residents. 

This off- broad way musical 
included great punch, comedy, emo- 
tion and drama, and it kept the audi- 
ence interested with enthusiasm. The 
play's storyline, set in Oklahoma ter- 
ritory in the early 20th century was 
simple: who will take Laurey to the 
box social - cowboy Curly, whom she 
loves, or Jud, the menacing hired 

When Curly, played by James 
Palmer, strolled onto the stage 
singing the famous song, "Oh What a 

Beautiful Mornin'," immediately, a 
pleasing reaction was visible. 
Palmer's voice was a lovely, senti- 
mental tune of happiness. 

The performance of Eric Engel- 
hardt who was Jud Fry, the hired 
hand with a thing for guns and dirty 
pictures, a mean streak with hints of a 
violent past and a fixation on the 
same Laurey Curly is in love with, 
was quite excellent. The best part of 
this famous musical is how Curly and 
Laurey discounted the evil deeds of 
Jud Fry, and what instances occurred 
as a result. 

NSU's performance of "Okla- 
homa" included colorful wardrobe of 
character revealing costumes and joy- 
ous stage filling dances. Props and 
set design were all portrayed effec- 

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Cartoons aren't just for 
children anymore. 

These days, prime-time 
animation often includes 
scantily clad women, foul 
language and humor that 
could make adults turn 
shades of red. 

Nevertheless, adult-orient- 
ed cartoons are the rage, and 
reaping large Nielsen 
rewards for such outlets as 
TNN, Comedy Central and 
the Cartoon Network. 

"Cartoons are a safer way 
for a cable network to get 
into edgier fare and can help 
them prove they're cutting- 
edge," said TV historian Tim 
Brooks, a research director at 
Lifetime Television. 

The goal of these shows is 
to suck in male viewers ages 
18 to 34, who have itchy 
remote trigger fingers and 
the disposable income to 
make them prime targets for 

TNN, for example, was 
relaunched as a male- 
themed network with a 
handful of adult-flavored 
animated characters such as 

the busty superhero of 
"Stripperella," a raunchy 
pair of house pets in "Ren & 
Stimpy Adult Party Cartoon" 
and a lawyer-turned-rodent 
comedy on "Gary the Rat." 

But TNN is far from alone. 

Showtime is taking the 
same approach with a risque 
new cartoon, "Free for All," 
developed from a comic 
strip of the same name by 
artist Brett Merhar. 

The cartoon features two 
friends, Clay and Johnny G. 
Jenkins, who contend with a 
drug-addicted pet ferret, an 
alcoholic dad and a sexually 
active grandma who has a 
one-night stand with 
Eminem. The first episode 
airs Friday at 11 p.m. EDT. 

"Showtime told us, Tush 
the envelope.' And they 
haven't reined us in yet," 
said Merhar. 

In a world where young 
adults are torn between tele- 
vision, the Internet, cell 
phones and other entertain- 
ment options, getting them 
to sit before the small screen 
can be a huge task, so pro- 
grammers are taking a more 
targeted approach. 

"Our sense in talking with 
guys about television was 
that they like animation," 
said Kevin Kay, an executive 
vice president of program- 
ming at TNN. "Guys who 
grew up on sexy videos and 
sexuality on TV accept that 
in animation too, but also 
want it to be funny." 

The Cartoon Network 
caught the wave a few years 
ago, but the network's adult 
flavored late-night anima- 
tion block, "Adult Swim," 
has taken off of late. 

"From our earliest days, 
we saw that one-third of our 
audience was ages 18 or 
older and we realized that 
viewers carry a taste for car- 
toons all their lives," said 
Mike Lazzo, senior vice 
president of programming at 
Cartoon Network. 

And there's more to come: 

MTV will launch an 
updated edition of "Spider- 
Man" on Friday at 10 p.m. 

The Cartoon Network's 
newest offering, "The Ven- 
ture Brothers," from New 
York-based Noodlesoup 
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By Jessica Cramer 

Everyone has been there. 

You meet someone at a club 
or a party, and hit it off. He 
asks for your number; you 
give it to him. The next day 
you are (foolishly) expecting a 
call-No such luck. Day three 
comes and goes, and there is 
still no call from this hand- 
some devil you have been pin- 
ing over. 

In a world of such advanced 
technology why is it so hard 
for men to simply pick up the 

There are many reasons. If 
you met him at a bar or a 
party, chances are he was 
drunk, and either he doesn't 
remember getting your num- 
ber, doesn't remember whom 
the number belongs to, or 
can't remember where he put 

Sometimes, it's a game. 
'Hey man, let's see how many 
numbers you can get tonight!' 
Sad but a true fact. He might 
not call the next day, but you 
go into his 'in case of emer- 
gency' file and snag a last- 
minute invite when he has lost 
all other options. Oh, joy for 

There is a scenario in which 
he is afraid to call. It's not 
because he thinks you won't 
remember, but that you gave 
him the wrong number. Come 
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for your number and you 
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yet, give him your best 
friend's number. (For the 
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forget to tell your friend to 
pretend they don't know you.) 

The number asking just sort 
of comes naturally to men. 
They have no idea how to 
properly end a conversation. 
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to meet you,' they say, 'well, 


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Boneheads need to go to fin- 
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might think you are out of his 
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too high he won't call just to 
save you the trouble of reject- 
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Men are lazy. To actually get 
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The Demons are ready to play football 

By Brent Holloway 

Sauce Reporter 

Well the dog days of summer are 
upon us, but the thoughts of the 
Demon faithful have already begun 
to turn to cool Saturdays in autumn, 
and the upcoming football season. 

The freshmen will not arrive until 
August 5 th with the first practice on 
the following day. In the minds of 
most fans, it is not early to start talk- 
ing a little football. 

Expectations will be high for sec- 
ond year head coach Scott Stoker and 
the young Demon squad. The 
Demons are coming off a 9-4 season 
and a second straight Division I-AA 
playoff appearance, four in the last 
six years. The Demons lost quite a 
few leaders last year, especially from 
a stout, Purple Swarm defense, but a 
strong recruiting class (helped out by 
a few televised games last year), a 

solid group of returning players, and 
a good spring should have NSU in 
the thick of the Southland Confer- 
ence race well into November. 

The Demons will have to replace 
eight starters on defense, three of 
which (McGee-now with the Buffalo 
Bills, Locks, Willis) were All-Ameri- 
cans and four-year starters. 

Coach Stoker expects 8-10 incom- 
ing freshmen to have an immediate 
impact on the team, most on defense, 
either as role players or possibly 

Some of the newcomers may find 
an opportunity in the secondary on 
the Demons' 4-2-5 defenses, where 
hard-hitting senior safety Neil Pon- 
stein and senior cornerback Jerry 
Goldsmith are the only returning 

The linebacker positions are both 
open, and look for newcomers Jamal 
Johnson and Buddy Garrett along 
with sophomore Lance Elmore to 
have opportunities to win the start- 

ing spots in August. 

On the defensive front, junior 
defensive tackle Quintene Newhouse 
is the lone returning starter. Look for 
junior end John Black to step in and 
fill a void in the defensive line. 

On offense, the quarterback posi- 
tion, vacated by Kevin Magee and 
Ben Beach, will be the number one 
concern for Coach Stoker. At this 
point, it appears to be a three- man 

"It's going to be a wide open race." 
Stoker said. 

The Demons already have two 
able-bodied back ups in sophomore 
Gerard Barrow and red shirt fresh- 
man Ryan Lewis. Then to heat up 
competition, Stoker brought in soph- 
omore transfer Davon Vinson, an 
exciting athlete from Baylor. 

Whoever ends up taking the snaps 
for Demons will have a potent 
offense already in place. The offen- 
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upcoming 2003 season. 

ing veterans Derrick Johnese and 
Shelton Sampson who combined for 
1800 rushing yards and 22 touch- 
downs last year. Some freshmen 
might see playing time at wide 
receiver, where Toby Zeigler and 
Cory Bell, who had an excellent 
spring, return with experience. 

The Demons will kickoff the 2003 
season August 30 th here in Natchi- 
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By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

Last week, the Scholars' College fac- 
ulty was allowed to move back into 
their newly renovated building, Morri- 
son Hall. 

They endured one semester cram- 
med into tiny library cubicles and 
spent three operating within the limit- 
ed space of South Hall's first floor. 

But the days of temporary, cramped 
offices and scattered classrooms are 
finally over. 

Scholars' College Admissions Coor- 
dinator Jeremy Thomas said that Mor- 
rison is greatly altered from its condi- 
tion two years ago. 

"It's almost a completely different 
building," he said. 

Thomas said that Morrison was in 
dire need of repair when it was closed 
for renovations in 2001. Some of the 
building's features had remained un- 
changed since Morrison's original con- 

Professors' offices lacked central air, 
the building was not handicap accessi- 

ble, and much of the wiring in the 
building was inadequate. 

The building has now been 
equipped with updated features and 
improved facilities. Scholars' College 
Director Margaret Cochran said that 
Morrison now boasts several new 
additions, including a thesis room for 
displaying the major works of all grad- 
uates, language facility, student 
lounge, updated computer lab, and 
new admissions suite for consulting 
with students and working on recruit- 
ment mail-outs. 

Cochran said that the building's 
updated facilities and new layout bet- 
ter coincide with Scholars' curriculum 
and will foster greater instructional 

"It will definitely be beneficial to 
have classrooms configured for semi- 
nar-style courses and computer access 
in all classrooms," Cochran said. 

Moreover, Cochran said that Morri- 
son was redesigned with particular 
attention to both the requirements and 
personalities of Scholars' College fac- 
■ Continued on page 2/See Morrison 

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Wednesday afternoon. The remodeled building is home to the Louisiana Scholars' College. 

Wheelchair-bound student injured in hit-and-run 

By Edward L. Boudreaux III 

Sauce Reporter 

At about 6:30 p.m. Monday, a dis- 
abled NSU student was the victim of 
a hit-and-run on Keyser Avenue. 

Graduate student Heather Patton of 
Natchitoches was struck by a white 
two-door sports car with a black top 
that was pulling out onto Keyser 
Avenue from the shopping center 
where Planet Beach and AllTel are 

The vehicle hit Patton, confined to a 
wheelchair from birth due to a muscle 
disorder, on the left footrest of her 

electric wheelchair. 

The impact broke the 
footrest, bruised Pat- 
ton's left leg and lacer- 
ated her left foot. Amy 
Reiser, a junior busi- 
ness major working at 
Planet Beach, saw the 
car hit Patton. 
"I just saw the car pull out and saw 
her jerk, you could tell that she got 
hit," Reiser said. "The car hit her, she 
didn't hit the car." 

Reiser and her coworker Destiny 
Cedars, a junior nursing major, 
applied first aid to Patton's bleeding 



foot and let her calm down in the 

"Her foot swelled up real fast," 
Reiser said. 

At about 9 p.m. Monday the swel- 
ling in Patton's foot had not subsided 
and the pain in her leg became more 
intense. Patton rode in her wheelchair 
to the Natchitoches Parish Hospital 
where X-rays were taken, but doctors 
determined that her injuries were 
confined to minor bruises and lacera- 

"Oh, it hurt like hell," Patton said. 
Patton spoke with a Natchitoches 
Policeman Monday night after the 


accident while at Wal-Mart. He told 
her that it would be a waste of time to 
file a report because the police would 
not be able to catch the person with- 
out a license plate or accurate make 
and model of the car. 

Tuesday afternoon, Patton regis- 
tered the incident with Natchitoches 
Police Corporal Tony Peluso. Howev- 
er, since none of the witnesses record- 
ed a license plate number, make and 
model of the vehicle or a description 
of the driver, Peluso said it is unlikely 
police will be able to make an arrest. 

"There is a chance we can catch 
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them because she gave me a general 
description," Peluso said. 

Peluso was only able to include the 
incident in the police blotter. He could 
not file a complete report because Pat- 
ton did not report the accident imme- 
diately after it occurred. 

But Peluso would not dismiss the 
case after he heard Patton's story. 

"I don't want to let this one go," 
Peluso said. "I found it hard to 
believe that this person would have 
bumped into a wheelchair and not 
known about it." 

"I want to follow up on this if I can. 
I like to hold people accountable if 
they cause injury or damage to other 
people," Peluso said. 

In the last two weeks, Peluso has 


made two arrests for hit-and-run inci- 
dents in Natchitoches. 

Still, Cedars could not understand 
why such incidents happen at all. 

"Who hits somebody and just 
drives off?" Cedars asked. "There's 
no way that they couldn't have felt it. 
I felt so bad for her." 

Patton did not let her accident slow 
her down. On Tuesday, she rode her 
wheelchair out to Planet Beach to 
thank Reiser and Cedars for their 

"I drove six years around town and 
this is the first time I got hit," Patton 
said. "If I find out who they are, I'm 
pressing charges." 

The white sports car could have 
black paint or scratches from Patton's 
wheelchair on the driver's side. 


What to do if it happens 

Victims and witnesses should: 

■ Focus on the driver so that he 
or she can be identified later 

■ Note the make and model of 
the car 

■ Get the vehicle's license plate 

■ Call the police immediately 

SOURCE: Natchitoches Police Department 

Natchitoches police ask anyone 
with information regarding this hit- 
and-run to contact Peluso at 352-8101. 

■ Continued from page 1 

ulty and students. 

"It will be very nice to have a freshly 
updated building which has been 
designed with special thought to what 
our needs are and to what our stu- 
dents and faculty are like," Cochran 

Thomas said that the building 
should also assist in the college's 
admissions process. 

"I think it will help recruiting and 
retention because of the improved 
facilities and the community atmos- 
phere," Thomas said. "We won't be 
scattered all over campus anymore." 

Thomas said that the building's 
appearance has been improved as 

"It will be very nice 
to have a freshly 
updated building which 
has been designed 
with special thought to 
what our needs are ..." 

Margaret Cochran 

Dean, Scholars' College 

well. In addition to the new paint job 
and light fixtures, wood trim has been 
added to some areas of the building. 

The outside patio area between Morri- 
son and the Family & Consumer Sci- 
ence building is also being given a 

"We're going to have a gorgeous 
courtyard, complete with brick," said 

To keep students informed of the 
building's progress throughout the 
months of renovations, a section of the 
college's Web site was devoted to Mor- 
rison renovations. Pictures of the 
building were periodically updated, 
and students were asked to contribute 
their opinions regarding the building's 
new features and layout. 

"After all," said Thomas, "ultimately 
it's their building." 

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By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

As the Fall semester steadily ap- 
proaches, the housing department is 
busily working to squeeze incoming 
students into available living space. 

Coordinator of Housing Felicia 
Young said that there is already a wait- 
ing list for students who have request- 
ed residence hall room assignments. 
Incoming students are being warned 
of the housing shortage as they apply 
to NSU. 

"We're telling people as they come 
in that we're at a capacity level," 
Young said. 

These students can either add their 
names to the waiting list or seek other 
housing options. 

Students on the waiting list are as- 
signed rooms when other students 
cancel their approved room assign- 

ments. Young said that she receives 
several cancellations each day and that 
it is impossible to predict how many 
students might be cleared from the 
waiting list through this cancellation 

"As cancellations come in, we take 
people off the list," Young said. "You 
never know between now and then 
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'Nunsense' opens tonight 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Sauce Reporter 

The NSU dinner theater production 
"Nunsense" premieres tonight and 
will run until Aug. 10. The show will 
be staged in the A. A. Fredericks Audi- 
torium. The house will open at 6 p.m., 
dinner will be served at 6:30, and the 
show will begin at 7:30. "Nunsense" 
will not be performed Monday, Aug. 

Tickets cost $20, and this price cov- 
ers both dinner and entertainment. 
Seats must be reserved in advance, 
and viewers pay at the door. The din- 
ner will be catered by Aramark. Din- 
ner includes grilled chicken breast, 
fried catfish, salad with assorted 
dressings, roasted potatoes, vegetable 
medley, fiesta corn, roll, bread pud- 
ding with rum sauce and drinks. 

"Nunsense" is a critically acclaimed 
off-Broadway musical. It tells the 
story of five nuns in a talent show to 
raise the money needed to bury four 
of their food-poisoned sisters. The five 
vaudevillian nuns will be portrayed 
by Taryn Vinet, Whitney Sanders, Au- 
tumn Campbell, Robin Rose and Eti- 

ena Quails. 

Assistant Theater Professor Scott 
Burrell will direct the show. Burrell 
said that "Nunsense" has been a chal- 
lenging production to stage. 

"It's a difficult show because there 
are a lot of different aspects to it," Bur- 
rell said. "What may look easy on the 
surface is really a hard show to do." 

One of the production's complicat- 
ing aspects, for instance, is the intend- 
ed involvement of the audience. View- 
ers actually sit on the stage with the 
actors and participate in the show. 

"There's a lot more to it than an 
audience simply coming in and 
watching a show," Burrell said. 
"There's audience participation. It's 
actually a very complicated produc- 

Burrell said that the show's humor 
and its positive reputation are likely 
to draw large crowds to the theater. 
Seats for opening night sold out days 
in advance. 

"A lot of people are familiar with 
it," Burrell said, "and because Catholi- 
cism is so predominant in Louisiana, a 
lot of people in this area will find it 
humorous and funny." 

Bob Hope dead at 100 

Courtesy KRT News Services 

Bob Hope, the jokester-turned-giant 
whose ski-slope profile cast a wry shad- 
ow over the 20th century and into the 
21st, died late Sunday night, just two 
months after his 100th birthday. 

He died late Sunday of pneu- 
monia at his home in Toluca 
Lake, Calif., with his family at his 
bedside, longtime publicist Ward 
Grant told the Associated Press 
on Monday 

From vaudeville venues to 
wartime USO stages, from big-screen 
"Road" tales opposite Bing Crosby to 
small-screen holiday specials opposite 
Brooke Shields, he kept America chuck- 
ling for nearly 80 years. 

The legend was a bundle of contradic- 
tions. A high school dropout, he earned 
at least 47 honorary degrees. Long an 
icon to the troops he doggedly enter- 
tained, he endured scattered catcalls 
during the war-torn Vietnam era. And 
perhaps the quintessential American 
entertainer of the modern age, he was 
born a Brit. 

As a stand-up comic, he was noted for 
a rapid delivery and self-deprecating 
humor - a style that would help mold 
Johnny Carson, Woody Allen, Dick 

Cavett and Jay Leno, among many oth- 

Just four years after his marriage, his 
movie and radio careers zoomed. He 
made "The Big Broadcast of 1938," the 
first of his 57 feature films and the one 
that introduced his trademark 
song "Thanks for the Memory," 
and he joined radio's "The Pep- 
sodent Show" for a 12-year stint 
as host. 

During the war years, he was 
patriotic without seeming pe- 
dantic. Frank Tashlin, who direc- 
ted him in "Son of Paleface," declared 
that the greatest male entertainers to 
emerge from World War II were Donald 
Duck and Bob Hope. The comparison is 
not farfetched. Like Walt Disney's ani- 
mated fowl, Hope's screen persona 
could be comically cantankerous and 
filled with grandiose self-delusions. 

If s typical, too, that while other stars 
have handprints and footprints in the 
forecourt of Mann's Chinese, Hope's 
famous "ski nose" is implanted in the 
Hollywood Boulevard showplace. He 
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king an unpopular stand in an unpopu- 
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This summer's hyped movies pro- 
vided more bust than bang for the 
buck. However, two unanticipated 
films turned out to be surprisingly well 

'Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" 
and "The Matrix Reloaded" were woe- 
fully disappointing, while "Bruce 
Almighty" and "Pirates of the Carib- 
bean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" 
were not only entertaining but sparked 
discussion outside of the theater. 

"Matrix Reloaded" felt like it was 
written after "The Matrix" became suc- 
cessful, unlike the "Star Wars" trilogy. 
In "Reloaded," the machines devel- 
oped bombs that could be thrown at 
ships while the sentinels remained out- 
side of EMP range. If we believe that 
Neo is truly the sixth "one," then why 
did the machines take so long to devel- 
op this new weapon? Answer: bad 

Another case of bad writing would 
be the extended sex scene between Neo 
and Trinity. This is supposed to be an 
action /adventure film, not a soft porn 

I was also disappointed with the 
abrupt end to "Reloaded," cliffhangers 
can be an effective trick to get people to 
see the sequel, but I felt like 
"Reloaded" left me falling off the cliff, 
not hanging on by my fingernails. I 
also refuse to play 50 hours of a video 
game just to fill in the rest of a 

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The summer's other disappointment 
was "T3." Jonathan Mostow, who also 
directed "U571," helmed the third 
installment. Mostow cannot hold a can- 
dle to James Cameron, director of the 
first two Terminators. 

Some excuse Mostow' s poor per- 
formance because of his inexperience. I 
retort that you don't hand this impor- 
tant piece of cinematic history to the 
rookie. Since Cameron refused to 
direct, another experienced director 
should have been chosen. 

Nick Stahl was chosen to play the 
part of John Connor. Edward Furlong 
played that role superbly in "T2" and 
should have been chosen for "T3. " 

Perhaps Furlong read the plot and 
realized that it was heavy on action but 
light on plot. Linda Hamilton refused 
to be part of "T3," saying that it was 
time for her character to move on. 

Without Hamilton or Furlong to 
anchor the performances, the remain- 
ing actors and actresses look and make 
the audience feel like they're floating 

Summer the Way I See It 

This summer has proven to be hot 
as anything, and some crazy things 
have happened. Here are the most 
important aspects of the summer, the 
Way I See It style. 

1. Patrick West as Summer Editor. 
This was the best experience this sum- 
mer, but no worries, fans. I will be 
back in the fall as sports editor. I hope 
everyone enjoyed the Summer Cur- 
rent Sauce and will continue to read in 
the fall. Big things are on the horizon 
for the Sauce, so keep reading. 

2. The great and mighty Kobe 
Bryant getting into trouble with the 
law. The NBA's poster boy commits 
adultery, is accused of sexual assault, 
and overshadows the phenomenal 
off-season the NBA is having. Bryant 
always has to steal the thunder, the 
Lakers had two future Hall of Famers 
and he has to take the show away 
from them. Typical Kobe. 

3. The new Harry Potter book final- 
ly comes out. After years of waiting 
J.K. Rowling released her new book 
and does not disappoint. This book 
included Harry getting his first kiss 
and a huge surprise death. It's by far 
the best in the series, with two more to 



go. Let us all hope we do not have to 
wait years for the next one to come 

4. "Finding Nemo" is the top gross- 
ing movie this summer. Who would 
have thought that a cute little family 
movie would topple the giants like 
"X2," "Matrix Reloaded," and other 
big-name summer movies? Nemo is 
still in theaters, averaging about $10 
million a week and grossing more 
than $300 million. 

5. Lance Armstrong wins the Tour 
De France for the fifth time, tying the 
record for consecutive wins. Arm- 
strong has dominated the Tour De 
France and has already said he is 
returning for a try at the sixth title. An 
amazing story, as Armstrong fought 
off testicular cancer to come back and 
win five titles. 

away. Arnold gives a decent perform- 
ance, but as an emotionless android, he 
can't be expected to steady the unstable 
performances of Stahl or Claire Danes, 
Connor's future wife. 

"T3" also left the door wide open for 
"T4," which I expect to see in the next 
two years, unless Arnold becomes gov- 
ernor, but that's a different editorial. 

"Bruce Almighty" was a movie that I 
was dragged to go see, and I am thank- 
ful that I was. I've found that Jim Car- 
rey's performances can go over the top, 
and when they do they become annoy- 

However, in "Bruce Almighty," Car- 
rey strikes a nice balance between the 
loud slapstick comedy style that is his 
trademark, and a soft quiet contempla- 
tive style that shows the depth of Car- 
rey's abilities. 

This movie had the audience crying 
with laughter throughout the movie 
and then crying again at the end 
because of its heart-warming ending. 

The only problem I found with the 
movie was the premise that as God, 
Carrey was forbidden to affect some- 
one's free will, the movie made a big 
deal out of that point. Nevertheless, 
Carrey is still able to make a rival news 
anchor speak gibberish against his will. 

The gibberish scene sparked a debate 
amongst my friends about the nature 
of free will and God's existence. A fun 
discussion for lazy days spent pool- 


My sleeper hit for the summer i 
"Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse o 
the Black Pearl." Johnny Depp, wn 
hasn't had family film for a hit sind 
"Edward Scissorhands," easily scorel 
his biggest with "Pirates." He play 
pirate captain Jack Sparrow. 

Sparrow lost his ship and crew to thj 
mutinous actions of his first mat^ 
Now, his sole mission is to get back hi 
ship, the Black Pearl. Along the way h 
helps to rescue the governor's daugrj 
ter Elizabeth Swann played by Keir 

Orlando Bloom plays Will Huntej 
the lowly blacksmith who loves Swam 
from afar, but because of his social sta 
tus is unable to pursue her. He hopes 
that by rescuing her from a band o 
pirates he will be able to prove his 
worth and win her heart. 

The plot is fast paced with funn] 
one-liners that allow Depp to show ol 
his remarkably adept timing. This is i 
film that will have multiple viewing 
in the theater by audiences and is 
must see for all ages. 

I had high hopes for summer movi 
enjoyment, they were fulfilled but no 
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NSU baseball inks eight new players 

Seven prospects have pitching 
experience; Demons lost five pitchers 
to graduation. 

By Brent Holloway 

Sauce Reporter 

NSU baseball Head Coach Mitch 
Gaspard announced eight players 
have signed letters-of-intent with the 
Demons, including five junior college 

NSU graduated nine players from a 
team that finished last season 32-20. 
Five of the seniors were pitchers, so 
rebuilding the staff was priority num- 
ber one for the Demons. Seven of the 
eight new recruits do some pitching. 

Rusty Jones from Butler County 
Community College in Kansas may be 
one of the fresh faces on the mound 
next year, and when he is not pitching 
there is a good chance he will hold 
down one of the outfield positions. 
Jones finished last season batting .317 
with 4 home runs and 30 stolen bases 
in 34 attempts, to go along with a 6-0 
record, 2.40 ERA and 45 strikeouts in 
only 43 innings pitched. 

Tioga native and Alexandria Senior 
High School graduate Daniel Lonsber- 

ry will also be a player to watch next 

The 6'5" pitcher has spent the last 
two seasons at Northeast Texas Com- 
munity College where he has accumu- 
lated a 16-5 record, and was impres- 
sive enough during his freshman cam- 
paign to gain the attention of the Col- 
orado Rockies, who drafted Lonsberry 
in the 31st round of the 2002 draft. 

Southpaw D. Wayne Hill, of Ethel, 
La., will also be expected to contribute 
to the revamped rotation. 

The 6'1", 200-pound junior is trans- 
ferring from Ole Miss, where he saw 
limited opportunities to play and 
hopes to build on the potential he 
showed in high school when he struck 
out more than 140 batters. 

Ty Hanson from Spring Hill is a 6'4" 
pitcher with a sidearm delivery who 
gets the most out of his long frame, 
with good speed and movement on all 
his pitches. Hanson went 6-3 with one 
save and a 3.54 ERA including six 
complete games in six starts for 
Bossier Parrish Community College 
last year. 

Jena native Russell Dorton who is 
transferring from Pratt Community 
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Bryant case judge slaps 
limits on media coverage 

If you have been living under a 
rock for the past couple of weeks, 
you may not have heard that Kobe 
Bryant has been charged with sexual 
assault. The charges spring from a 
incident that occurred June 30 in a 
Colorado hotel where the 19 year old 
accuser is an employee. 

Bryant has admitted to sex but 
maintains that it was consensual. 

Due to the intense media attention 
this case has received, the presiding 
Judge, Terry Ruckriegle, has issued 
an order Monday that reporters cov- 
ering the case are not to use cell 
phones or tape recorders in the 

They have also been barred from 
taking photographs of the accuser, 
her family, or potential jurors. 

Baylor player's body found 

The body of Baylor basketball 
player Patrick Dennehy was posi- 
tively identified Monday. Dennehy, 
who has been missing since June 1, 

is believed to be the victim of foul 
play. The body has been taken in for 
autopsy, but officials have yet to 
give a cause of death. 

Carlton Dodson, a fellow member 
of the Baylor basketball program 
and the victim's former roommate, 
is currently being held in Maryland, 
his home state, where he awaits 
extradition to face murder charges in 

Armstrong wins fifth Tour de 
France title, promises sixth 

Lance Armstrong claimed his 
record-tying fifth consecutive Tour 
de France last weekend. 

Armstrong has announced he will 
go for an unprecedented sixth 
straight title next year. 

The doubters are already pointing 
to some of his troubles in this year's 
race, in which he did look beatable 
for the first time in the last five 
years, and saying he should retire 
now and go out on top. - 

But Armstrong, who has survived 
cancer and charges of blood doping, 
is not the kind of athlete to pay 
much attention to his detractors. 

Baseball Head Coach Mitch Gaspard talks to a player during a 

freshman Derrick Thomas of Shreve- 
port also signed with the Demons. 
Thomas throws a 90 mph fastball and 
has a chance to be an impact pitcher in 
his first season at NSU. 

Kyle Broughton, another Shreveport 
product, has some pitching experience 
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First copies free to NSU students and staff 
50 cents per copy otherwise 

What's Current? 

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nsu froncontinuing education head 

;d .331 witn p ar | e ne Williams is the new Electronic Learning and 
Continuing Education Director. 

Williams has been with the University for four years 
is the head of the Electronic Education Department, 
Yhich the University merged with the Continuing Edu- 
:ation Department over the summer. 


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Williams coordinates all electronic activities, credit and 
ion-credit connections. She deals with online and com- 
iressed video classes. 

Williams is taking over for Alvin Brossette, who was 
lismissed by the University after a state legislative 
ludit implicated him in the mismanagement of employ- 
!e training contracts. 

Todd Kirk 

MSU plans fund raising campaign 

Chris Maggio, director of alumni affairs and develop- 
nent, said that NSU is about to have its first Capital 
undraising Campaign. 

"Our goal is to raise over $18 million and a major por- 
ion will go towards scholarships," Maggio said. 

Maggio said the state is increasingly matching what- 
ver funds the University can raise. He said that the 
oney the state gives the University does help, but 
heir contributions alone are not enough to keep NSU 
loing . 

Maggio said people of the community contribute 
lecause they have pride in NSU and want to know that 
)ood things are happening. 

If it wasn't for the people who donate to Alumni 
Association and Alumni Development and the Athletic 
^ssociation, the University could function, but not at 
tie level that we are on now," Maggio said. 

Quantia Mills 


What's Updated? 

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Plastic covers parts of the under-renovation Wellness Center Tuesday. 


Wellness Center on schedule 

The new Wellness Center is progressing smoothly, 
said NSU Physical Plant Director Chris Sampite. 

"They're moving along at a good pace and making 
9ood time on this particular project," Sampite said. 

The building is expected to open in the fall of 2004. 
Workers are currently setting the foundation for the 
re ar expansion of the building. Sampite said the only ■ 
delay may be rain, which might briefly set progress 

Work began on the Center this spring, almost five 
Years after its approval. After bidding problems with 
contractors, then delays over the project's architect, 
workers broke ground on May 27. E|izabeth B olt 

What's Next Week? 

They never seem 
to come early enough. 
How does NSU compare 
to other state universities in getting money 
to students? The Sauce asks around. 

SGA too sick for second meeting 

Fall ballot won't include Rodeo fee option 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Editor in Chief 
cu rrentsa uceeditor@ya hoo. com 

SGA president Greg 
Comeaux blamed illness for 
the cancellation of the first 
student senate meeting after 
the start of classes. 

An earlier meeting did 
establish a commission to 
plan student elections for 
later this month, however. 

Comeaux said too many 
senators called in sick for the 
senate to meet and do busi- 
ness for the special meeting 
on Tuesday. The senate needs 
at least two-thirds of its mem- 
bers present to pass legisla- 


The next meeting is sched- 
uled for Monday at 7 p.m. in 
the Cane River Room of the 
Student Union. 

The senate previously met 
on Aug. 25, appointing an 
election commission led by 
student supreme court justice 
Kristen Huben. The commis- 
sion set student elections for 
Sept. 17-18. 

The elections are earlier 
this year than last year, and 
Manguno said it was to 
reserve the lever-based vot- 
ing machines that the SGA 
uses from the state govern- 

"It seems like it gets earlier 

and earlier each year," Man- 
guno said. "This is the only 
time this could fall." 

Comeaux said the elections 
are early because the state 
needs the machines for the 
upcoming state elections. 
Absentee voting for the state 
elections are scheduled to 
start Sept. 22, with the pri- 
maries set for Oct. 4. 

Students can file to run for 
a student senate seat until 
Wednesday by picking up an 
application in Student Union 
Room 214. 

Manguno said the SGA has 
worked hard to foster interest 
in the organization with 
freshmen, and had found 

"If the fee was to get removed, the 
Rodeo Team would still exist." 

Scott Manguno 

SGA vice president 

particular success with fresh- 
men in fraternities and soror- 

"I came in on the tail end of 
when the SGA was fun and 
good," Manguno said. "We 
need a PR makeover." 

SGA vice president Scott 
Manguno said students will 
not be able to choose to refuse 
the Rodeo Team their $l-per- 
semester self-assessed fee this 
semester, even though the 
measure passed the student 

A good day for... dueling? 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

Loch Bais-chapter members of the Society for Creative Anachronism Paul McCune, left, and Christopher "Heebie" Hebert spar medieval- 
style near the Intramural baseball/softball field Wednesday afternoon. The open-membership, non-profit historical reenactment group 
recreates many aspects of life in the middle ages — in this case, martial arts. 

NSU to upgrade net, phone wiring 

No residence halls targetted in speed, reliability upgrade 

By Kyle Shirley 

Staff Writer 

Northwestern State Univer- 
sity's Telecommunications De- 
partment is scheduled to begin 
wiring several campus build- 
ings for high speed Internet 
and network access on Oct. 1. 

The project, which will put 
fiber optic cables in the 
Health and RE. Majors Build- 
ing, Nesom Natatorium, the 
Creative and Performing Arts 
Buildings, Bienvenu Hall, 
and Fournet Hall, will pro- 
vide gigabit Internet access 
and more reliable telephone 

Telecommunications Coor- 
dinator Tracy Brown said the 
updated systems should be 

running by the fall of 2004. 

The buildings set to receive 
the upgrade were selected 
because their network systems 
are the most outdated and in 
need of repair. 

The Physical Plant has 
secured $500,000 through the 
state's capital outlay project 
and hopes to receive $392,000 
more to fund the project. 

Any remaining funds will 
then be set aside for a future 
wireless network for the cam- 

Brown said that the wireless 
network might eventually 
cover the entire campus, but a 
timeframe has not yet been 
established for beginning 
work on it. 

NSU's Leesville campus has 
been outfitted for campus- 

How wireless would work 

Students would be able to insert a credit card-sized 
accessory into their computers — namely mobile 
computers like laptops. On a properly- 
configured computer, the card would be 
able to send and receive 
information over the University 
network without cables. 

For students, this means high-speed 
Internet access from almost anywher 
Students could check e-mail outside or use computers for 
class assignments from anywhere within wireless range. 

wide wireless Internet access, 
but the system is not yet fully 
functional due to some miss- 
ing hardware. 

Brown said all NSU stu- 
dents and faculty will have 
free access to the wireless net- 

work, including high-speed 
Internet access, through any 
computer with a wirefeSB net- 
work card in the system's 

Most wir -less network cards 
cost betw«„«n $40 and $90. 

senate last semester. 

Manguno said the Univer- 
sity Self- Assessed Fee Com- 
mittee said they were not 
properly contacted, then 
determined that the senate's 
action violated proper proce- 

"We're still going to find 
out why it's not on the bal- 
lot," Manguno said, vowing 
to try to implement the meas- 
ure with its co-author Alan 
■ See SGA, page 3 

at work 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The University's depart- 
ment of residential life has 
continued to operate 
despite the empty chair of 
its coordinator. 

Sheila Gentry, the newly 
appointed assistant coordi- 
nator of residential life, 
began working in her posi- 
tion Aug. 18. In addition to 
her own duties, she is also 
handling the responsibili- 
ties of Woody Blair, the 
coordinator of residential 
life, who is on paid leave. 

Gentry said that she is 
responsible for managing 
residential life's student 
employees and budgets. 
She also handles mainte- 
nance concerns and works 
with the Physical Plant to 
correct major problems in 
the dorms. 

Gentry's previous posi- 
tion was coordinator of 
female residence halls, and 
she continues handling the 
duties of that position as 

The NSU News Bureau 
reported that Blair was 
placed on leave June 19 
when the University's inter- 
nal auditor began an inves- 
tigation of Blair's alleged 
violation of student em- 
ployment payroll proce- 

No further information 
about the investigation's 
progress is currently avail- 

The last audit of a cam- 
pus institution was the state 
legislative auditor's inquiry 
into the University's Con- 
tinuing Education depart- 
ment. That audit resulted in 
the dismissal of department 
head Alvin Brossette and 
two other faculty members. 

Brossette was also placed 
on paid leave until the final 
audit report was released. 

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University receives fund^SC 
to complete endowments 

Courtesy NSU News 

Northwestern State University 
received matching funds to com- 
plete its first SI million endowed 
chair and two $100,000 endowed 
professorships at a ceremony 
held Tuesday in the Natchi- 
toches Room of Russell Hall. 

Louisiana Commissioner of 
Higher Education Joe Savoie 
presented the university with 
matching funds from the 
Louisiana Education Quality 
Support Fund for the Erbon W. 
and Marie Wise Endowed Chair 
in Journalism, the C. Creighton 
Owen Endowed Professorship in 
Nursing and the Hopper-Curry 
Endowed Professorship in Busi- 
ness. The LEQSF has grown from 
$540 million to $950 million 
since being created in the 1980's. 

"It is clear that Louisiana's 
future is tied to education," said 
Savoie. "The Louisiana Educa- 
tion Quality Support Fund is a 
Louisiana success story. It has 
created endowments equal to the 
amount of the original fund." 

Savoie said enrollment in the 
state's colleges and universities 
is at the highest level ever and is 
projected to remain stable this 
year. Louisiana has the fastest 
growing community college sys- 
tem in the country, he said. 
Savoie also pointed out that 
remedial education at colleges 
and universities has decreased, 


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retention and graduation rates 
have increased. The amount of 
research funding generated at 
Louisiana colleges and universi- 
ties has also increased. 

"More people are getting 
access to training and education 
which can change their lives for- 
ever," said Savoie. "The 
improvements are happening 
because colleges and universi- 
ties are focusing on the people 
they are serving." 

The Erbon W. and Marie Wise 
Endowed Chair in Journalism 
was created with a donation 
from Erbon and Marie Wise. The 
Owen Endowed Professorship 
was set up by a donation from 
the Claude "Buddy" Leach and 
C. Creighton Owen families. Ed 
Curry established the Hopper- 
Curry Endowed Professorship in 

"These endowed chairs and 
professorships could not happen 
without donors who focus on the 
value of our work," said Savoie. 
"These people think beyond 
themselves. The endowments 
will help future generations and 
will help our colleges and uni- 
versities continue to make 

Northwestern has also 
received a donation for an 
endowed chair in the College of 
Business and a pledge for an 
endowed chair for the College of 
Education. The university has 24 
endowed professorships. 

"The endowments 
will help future 
generations and 
will help our 
colleges and 
continue to make 

Joe Savoi 

Louisiana Commissioner 
Higher Educatii 

"When people think of Nortl 
western, we want them to thid 
of quality," said NSU Preside! 
Randall J. Webb. "The Erbon « 
and Marie Wise Endowed Cha 
in Journalism will be a tranj 
forming gift for our Departmen 
of Journalism. The C. Creighto 
Owen Endowed Professorship; 
Nursing and the Hopper-Cun 
Endowed Professorship in Bus 
ness will help fund facull 
research in two of our outstani 
ing programs." 

Endowed chairs are create 
with a $600,000 private gi 
which is matched with $400,0( 
from the LEQSF. Endowed pn 
fessorships are set up with 
$60,000 donation matched t 
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Office of New Student Programs will sponsor "Making College 

Count," a comprehensive success presentation for new freshmen 

designed to enhance Orientation 1010. 
For more information, contact New Student Programs at 357- 


Women's Resource Center 
The Women's Resource Center will hold its first "Night of 

Knowledge" Sept. 15 at 8 p.m. in the Student Union Ballroom. 
During the event, speakers will discuss different types of STDs, 

their risks and some honest facts about abortion. They will talk to 

students and answer questions. 
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The Student Activities Board has the following positions avail- 
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7 Residential Representatives 

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Filing for the upcoming Student Government Elections ends 
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For more information, call the SGA office at 357-5401. 

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Pick up your copy of the 2003 Argus student literary and art 
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Manguno said they were not 
; pursuing a similar 'measure for 
jsjSU Crew, the other club sport 
that receives money from self- 
, assessed fees, because he believed 
'I the rowing team had a broad fan 
jbase on campus and would be 
approved by students. 
' "If the fee was to get removed, 
I the Rodeo Team would still exist," 
I Manguno said. He said the team 

would have to request additional 
money from the student senate like 
other club sports, such as inline 

Implementation of the One Card 
system, a cornerstone of former 
SGA president Stacie Cosby's 
administration, has also been 

The system, which would allow 
students to use their student ID not 
only to enter dorms and pay at stu- 

dent eateries, but also pay for laun- 
dry and vending machines on 
campus and access other yet- 
unspecified services. 

Manguno said the University 
budget did not include the money 
needed to implement the system. 
Student technology fees, which 
students pay each semester, have 
already been used to hire a One 
Card coordinator and acquire sys- 
tem software. 

NSU: Unregistered posters prohibited 

Courtesy NSU News Bureau 

lclk.6 individuals or businesses wish- 
ing to advertise, promote or solicit 
i on the Northwestern State campus 
Sa voi need to get permission before post- 
ing material or selling on campus. 

Director of Student Activities and 
Organizations Carl P. Henry HI said 
"| individuals or businesses must 
c of Norrt obtain prior approval before engag- 
m to thin ing in any type of selling activity on 
campus under University of 
Louisiana System and NSU policy. 
The activity includes posting fly- 

ers or setting up information booths 
on the Northwestern campus. 

"The university has an obligation 
to know who is selling on campus," 
said Henry. "We want to make sure 
products and services are adver- 
tised and promoted that will have 
some benefit to our students." 

The system and university policy 
limits advertisements and notices to 
bulletin boards that are for general 
use only. Any flyers placed on trees, 
walls, doors, windows or vehicle 
windows will be removed. 

"Flyers that are improperly 

placed on walls do damage to the 
walls by removing paint," said 
Henry. "Having flyers all over cam- 
pus creates a great deal of clutter 
and actually makes it more difficult 
for people to get their message out." 

Henry says those wishing to 
advertise on campus can fill out an 
authorization form which is avail- 
able in Room 214 of the Friedman 
Student Union. University officials 
will be available to explain the poli- 
cy and answer any questions. 

For more information, call 357- 

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Welcome to NSU! 
Now get out of my 
parking spot 



Editor in Chief 


To the freshmen, welcome to 
Northwestern — now get your 
residential hang tag-having car 
out of that perfectly good com- 
muter parking spot before I 
have to slash your tires and 
spark a wild low- to mid-speed 
Segway (see photo above) chase 
with NSU police across cam- 

To the rest of you fellow stu- 
dents, welcome back to North- 
western — now drop out of the 
upper level class I need to grad- 
uate before I make you appreci- 
ate the fact that the infirmary 
fee is assessed to commuting 
students by default now. (Or 
did you even notice that?) 

Is it just me, or is our perpet- 
ually record-breaking enroll- 
ment not something to be 
ecstatic about? I mean, sure, 
NSU has to be doing something 
right to lure more than 10,000 
students every year, with the 
number going up, up, up. But 
what has the University done to 
keep up? 

Convenient parking space 
has increased far less dramati- 
cally than the student popula- 
tion. Campus police are happy 
to point out that there's a ton of 
parking spots out by Prather 
Coliseum, but those are spots 
that, especially in these last 
sweltering summer weeks, not 
a single soul with classes in any 
building past the Union will 
ever really use. 

I mean, seriously, who wants 
to walk the whole gargantuan 
four or five blocks all the way 
to Kyser from Prather? That 
takes, like, a whole 10 minutes, 
dude! Which actually isn't so 
bad, of course, except that a lot 
of commuters try to get to class 
by driving onto campus just a 
few minutes before it starts. 

So that leaves commuters 
with two choices: walk off that 
cafeteria grease by parking out 
in the boonies, or duel it out in 

a perilous game of Super Ban- 
zai Deathmatch Parking in the 
commuter lots outside of Kyser. 
Remember, kids, when I say 
"Slow-moving pedestrians are 
worth 50 points," I'm only jok- 
ing. They're really worth more. 

At least NSU hasn't been feel- 
ing as much of a squeeze for 
getting into classes as other 
schools. I know there are read- 
ers who have gone through hell 
and back trying to get into a 
required core class here, but 
think of it this way: the New 
York Times reports that the Uni- 
versity of Illinois cancelled 
more than 1,000 classes this 
year. At the University of North 
Carolina, 1,000 students won't 
get to take beginning Spanish. 
Ball State in Indiana cut its 
entire track and field program 
— scholarships and all. 

We certainly aren't that bad. 
At least, we aren't yet. NSU 
shed a graduate history pro- 
gram last year, a cut that affect- 
ed nearly a dozen students. 
Departments across campus 
have started coupling like rab- 
bits near springtime: Continu- 
ing and Electronic Education, 
University Recruiting and New 
Student Programs... what's 
next? The Health and Human 
Aviation Scholars' College of 
Creative and Performing Chem- 
istry Arts? Dogs and cats living 

Oh, the insanity! Oh, the fun! 

I won't pretend to know a 
lick about running the Universi- 
ty. But I can suggest this: Presi- 
dent Webb, before you cut a 
program, make sure you let us 
know what the University 
would have to do to reinstate it. 
I can guess that restarting a pro- 
gram, or even a single course, is 
a lot harder than cutting it. 

Until then, fellow students, 
remember: Slow-moving pedes- 
trians might be worth some 50 
or so points, but if you hit one 
of those campus po-po Seg- 
way s, it's game over. You lose 
your quarters. 

The way your clothes be 
stinkin', freshie, you need 'em 
for the laundry machines. And 
get out my spot, B. 


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The university is 
no longer a quiet 
place to teach and 
do scholarly work at 
a measured pace an< 
contemplate the 
universe. It is big, 
complex, demanding 
bureaucratic, and 
chronically short*! 
of money. 

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Phyllis Dai 

U.S. educator, historia 

Point / Counterpoint 

The fall of the Argus 

One of the best submissions for 
the 2002-2003 Argus was left on the 
editing room floor because Editor 
Glenn A. Ward Jr. bent over for the 

The Argus is a piece of art that 
sings of the creativity of Ward and 
Asst. Editor Jessica Troske. Howev- 
er, one of the most powerful sub- 
missions, "Golden Gate Bridge," 
was not included because it con- 
tained "offensive language." 

Ward championed himself a rev- 
olutionary, one who would serve 
the interests of the students and not 
the whims of the administration. I 
am sad to report that he failed the 
students this past year. Ward pulled 
the poem written by Andrew 
Patrick David because it was sexu- 
ally graphic and used "racially 
insensitive" language. 

"Golden Gate Bridge" is a cas- 
cade of brilliant imagery that 
depicts the raping of a young man 
as he attempts to gaze upon the 
Golden Gate Bridge. Like the 
detestable act of rape, the poem 
makes most readers uncomfortable 
— that is the point. One should not 
get a warm and fuzzy feeling when 
reading about someone being 
physically and psychologically 

Edward L. 

Julie Kane advised the Argus and 
told Ward that she would not per- 
mit her name to be associated with 
the Argus if the poem ran. She may 
object and perhaps be allowed to 
run a short editorial on the facing 
page saying that she did not 
approve of the poem, but it is not 
her place to make editorial deci- 
sions for the Argus. In effect, she 
blackmailed Ward into removing 
the piece. 

Kane was being reviewed for a 
tenured position in the English 
department when she advised the 
Argus. I charge that she pressured 
Ward into removing the poem 
because the administration, includ- 
ing President Randall Webb, pres- 
sured her. Kane, consequently, 
earned tenure this fall. 

In her classes, Kane advocates 
reading works by the well-known 
poet Allen Ginsberg. She said that 
Ginsberg is a great writer, in part, 
because he does not use offensive 
language. However, in Ginsberg's 

second most famous poem "Amer- 
ica" he does use "nigger." Of the 
thousands of poets available, Kane 
advocated Ginsberg, who used 
some of the same language that she 
professed to disdain. 

But Kane is not the audience of 
the Argus — the students are. You 
and I paid for the printing of the 
Argus and the scholarships for 
Ward and his staff. The staff is 
responsible to the students, not the 
adviser or the administration. 

To this end Ward sought council 
from members of the Student Gov- 
ernment Association, National 
Association for the Advancement 
of Colored People, African Ameri- 
can Caucus, National Association 
of Black Journalists, and various 
other students asking if it would be 
appropriate to publish the poem. 

After consulting with these 
groups and dozens of faculty mem- 
bers within the journalism and 
English departments, Ward wrote 
in the finished Argus that he pulled 
the poem because he felt that the 
"...poem's sexually graphic and 
racially insensitive use of language 
overshadows the piece's meaning 
and does not allow civil discussion 
of the ideas the poem expresses." 

Ward succumbed to the pres- 

sures of his adviser, English ai 
journalism professors, and sped 
interest groups like the NAAC 
and AAC. The revolution was ova 
and the losers were the students^ 
NSU themselves. You did not gett 
read "Golden Gate Bridge" and b 
to understand the message. Othe 
decided that you were not matui 
enough to read something conn 
versial and get something out of if 
People like this ban Of Mice m 
Men, Nigger, Mein Kampf, The Am 
chist Cookbook, Catch-22, and To K 
A Mockingbird — and these are juf 
a few of the books that other peopi. 
have determined the public wi 
not mature enough to read. Eac 
book has lessons on life, some a 
how to live and others on how in 
to live. I am grateful that none c 
these influential books were wri 
ten here at NSU because here liten 
ture, much less the freedom e 
speech, is a joke. 

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representative of the Current Saucei 
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Censorship vs. Editing 

To many people who know 
Andrew David, Glenn Ward's deci- 
sion as editor of Argus to not run 
Andrew's "Golden Gate Bridge" 
was a surprise. I remember Glenn 
asking me to read "Golden Gate" — 
a harsh, chaotic crush of explicit 
sexual violence and a dense list of 
racial slurs. 

It did, however, look like a draft 
with promise; through the near- 
jumble of its structure and between 
the shock-words, the emotion 
slipped through. It was clearly 
angry, but I could see a sort of inner 
pain, the harsh suffering and confu- 
sion Andrew wanted to convey. 

But then I stepped back and 
looked at the poem from another 
perspective, one that doesn't know 
Andrew. I looked at it as a student 
who just picked up a copy of the 
Argus off the shelf and read it. 

That's when I saw the poem's 
weakness — without knowing who 
Andrew is, and without having 
read anything else by him, the read- 
er would be hard-pressed to see 
past the sheer amount of shock 
built into the poem. Unlike Allen 
Ginsberg, whose obscenity was 
sparingly and powerfully used, 
"Golden Gate Bridge" was flooded, 
saturated with it. 

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The Argus was indeed made for 
you and for me, the students of 
NSU. Thafs why I'm glad Glenn 
decided to ask students for their 
opinion. I don't entirely know why 
he went out and started bringing 
the poem to students — maybe it 
was to pull together student sup- 
port for the poem. Maybe Julie 
Kane asked him to, or advised him 
to. If she said she didn't want to be 
associated with the Argus if it ran, it 
was soil Glenn's decision to make. 
The Argus could run without men- 
tion of its adviser. 

But the bottom line was, Glenn 
Ward did what any editor should 
do, and what any good editor wants 
to do — he sought his audience's 
opinion. He wanted to know what 
they wanted. 

Glenn didn't just go to a few stu- 
dent organizations. He approached 
classmates and engaged them in 
debate. He spoke to members of 
other student media, to faculty and 
staff. He spoke to experts in student 

media law. He spoke to past Argus 
editors. He did nearly everything 
short of handing out copies of the 
poem with a survey attached. 

I do know that Glenn pressured 
himself more than anyone could. 
The Argus was on shaky enough 
ground as it was — the previous 
issue, helmed by Shane Erath, had 
come out and was widely viewed as 
a huge disappointment. It even 
warranted a spread in the Potpourri 
yearbook showing it next to Sabrina 
Key's Argus from a couple years 
back, with "Good Design" under 
Sabrina's and "Bad Design" under 
the Shane's. A petition campaign to 
get rid of the Argus failed not 
because of student support for the 
Argus, but because most students 
didn't know what it was, having 
not seen one in nearly two years. 

And then along came "Golden 
Gate Bridge." Along came a catalyst 
that made Glenn go out and find 
out exactly what his audience cared 
about, not out of fear of upsetting 
Julie Kane, but out of fear that stu- 
dents — the audience — would 
start nailing the Argus' already-pre- 
pared coffin shut themselves. 

The feedback Glenn received did- 
n't bring about any change what 
Andrew wrote. The poem would 

run as-is or not at all, a choice on) 
Andrew and Glenn could mal 
"Golden Gate Bridge" would, an 
does, remain something that only 
very few Argus readers would read 
ily understand because the poem 
audience was not the Argus'. Glent 
recognizing this, took a poem h 
liked and felt had enough merit as 
piece of literature to stand on it 
own, and edited it out with a heav 
heart. Glenn made that decision - 
nobody else had the authority. 

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any way, the blame is entirely his. 1 
someone outside of his audienc 
pressured him in any way, Glert 
alone chose to succumb to it. 

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Argus more accessible to more sto 
dents, if it raised its profile, if i 
brought the publication a measuf 
of respect with its audience that 
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The theater department 
will hold a workshop on 
Monday in Theater West. 
The guest speaker will be 
Donn Finn, former head of 
the University of Southern 
Califorina at Fullerton. 
Finn is also a partner in a 
casting company in Holly- 
wood, Calif. There will 
also be a party to follow at 
7 p.m. This workshop is 
open to theater majors and 
those interested in theater. 

sought for Miss 
City of Lights 

Contestants are being 
sought for the 2003 Miss 
City of Lights Pageant, 
scheduled to take place on 
Sunday, Sept. 28. The Miss 
City of Lights Pagaent 
serves as a preliminary to 
the Miss Louisiana/Miss 
America Pagent. Ladies 
between the ages of 18 
and 24 who are attending 
a Louisiana college or uni- 
versity are eligible to enter 
the pageant. Contestants 
will compete in interview, 
eveningwear, swimwear 
and talent competitions. 
The winner of the pageant 
will receive a full, one-year 
tuition scholarship to NSU 
and $1,000 in cash. For 
more information or to 
enter the Miss City of 
Lights Pageant, call Nona 
Lodridge-Jordan at 318- 
352-5882 or 318-352- 

Cane River Run 
set for Sept. 20 

The Cane River Run will 
be held on Saturday,Sept. 
20 at Prather Coliseum. 
This event is sponsored by 
the Independent Riders of 

Registration time is from 9 
a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and 
the ride will begin at noon. 
Pre-registration includes 
an event t-shirt for the 
first 100 people. All pro- 
ceeds go to the Boys and 
Girls Club of Natchitoches. 
For more information call 

Faculty Art 
Exhibition on 
display through 
Oct. 3 

The display is located in 
the Orville J. Hanchey 
Gallery. The downstairs 
exhibit features photo- 
graphs by Rivers Murphy 
taken during a student trip 
to Chicago during spring 
break earlier this year. 
The upstairs gallery fea- 
tures paintings by Brooks 
Defee, Bill Bryant, Clyde 
Downs, Robert Moreau, 
and Shawna Atkins; mixed 
media works by Michael 
Yankowski and sculpture 
by Philip Kidd . Admission 
is free and open to the 

Theatre Dept. 
plans two fall 

The NSU Theatre pres- 
ents two productions this 
fall. The first production 
"Tartuffe" will be held Oct. 
16-18 in the A. A. Freder- 
icks Auditorium. The sec- 
ond production, "The 
timers of Eldritch" is set 
f or Nov. 13 through 16 and 
*9 through 21 in Theatre 
West. For more information 
°n the Northwestern The- 
atre's 2003-2004 season, 
call 318-357-6891. 

Coffee Calls: 

java franchise 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions Editor 

On August 27, the City of 
Natchitoches held a ribbon cut- 
ting ceremony for a new coffee 

PJ's Coffee and Tea Company 
officially opened on May 9. PJ's is 
the first franchise coffee shop to 
enter Natchitoches since the for- 
mer Albertson's Starbucks. 

"There were about forty to fifty 
people at the ceremony including 
the mayor and (University Presi- 
dent) Dr. (Randall) Webb," the 
PJ's owner, Michael Moulton said. 

"It was a really great turn out, 
and it felt great to have the sup- 
port from the community," Moul- 
ton said. 

Moulton, a professor in NSU's 
health and human performance 
department, and his wife Patrice, 
are partners in the coffee shop 
business. Moulton said not only 
did they want to give back to the 
community of Natchitoches, but 
they also wanted to invest in the 
business to pay for their son's col- 
lege education. 

"We have been going to PJ's 
ever since the late 80's," Moulton 
said. "So, we wanted to bring 
something to Natchitoches that 
the people could appreciate as 
much as we do." 

Moulton said that he has a won- 
derful group of employees that 
consists of one manager, Janice 
Fuller, and ten crew workers, all 
of whom attend NSU. 

"I do everything to help run the 
business from hiring to schedul- 
ing," Fuller said. 

Fuller said she is working on 
promoting the coffee shop 
through the working crew. Each 
employee receives coupons with a 
personal number on it and the 
employee with the most 
redeemed coupons receives a 

"We have a different special 
every week for everyone includ- 
ing, teachers, doctors, and ele- 
mentary school kids, but our main 
goal is to let the community know 
we are out there," Fuller said. "I 
enjoy working with the employ- 
ees and it is a very comfortable 
atmosphere. It is very important 
that the employees know the 
product and be able to not only 
give quality service, but to edu- 
cate the customer as well." 

Among the ten employees that 
Fuller works with are Amanda 
Owens, a senior graphic commu- 
nications major and Adam 

Hebert, a senior health and exer- 
cise science major. Owens said 
that each employee went through 
a week of training to memorize all 
the recipes for the beverages, sal- 
ads, and sandwiches. 

"Our biggest rush is during the 
evening when the students from 
the University and LSMSA stu- 
dents come to study or relax," 
Owens said. 

"You get to know the regular 
customers well," Hebert said. 
"There is one particular lady that 
comes in the morning to order a 
sesame seed bagel and each time I 
before she orders it." 

Owens said that groups, such as 
the SGA executive board, come to 
have meetings. PJ's had done 
everything from catering to baby 
showers, and is looking to pro- 
mote amateur productions, 
including student poetry and art 
work, in the future. 

"My favorite thing from PJ's is 
the traditional coffee regular 
brew," said Rick Dressel, a gradu- 
ate student in clinical psychology. 
"I normally go through the drive- 
thru in the morning for my first 
cup and then a second cup at 

"The owners and manager have 
done an excellent of making the 
atmosphere feel relaxed in your 
coffee,. .experience," Owens said. 
"As, if yqu were sitting in your 
own living' room, on a comfort- 
able leather couch, enjoying your 
favorite beverage and pastry." 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 
Rick Dressel, a grad student in Clinical Psychology reads at PJ's Tuesday 

Crash Course On Coffeeshopping 

Notes for the true coffee experience 

• Mocha and vanilla velvet ice is a 
popular beverage. This is a 
cold drip coffee with vanilla 
and moche flavor. 

• Boms are the dome-shapped 
pastries. These pasteries come 
in chocolate or vanilla. The 
vanilla has a strawberry in the 
middle and is coated with vanilla 
with a drizzle of dark chocolate. 
The chocolate is made of pure 
chocolate mousse. 

• Expresso is not recommended 
for late night studying because 
it uses hotter water. The hotter 
the water used for coffee, the 
less caffeine. For those burning 
the midnight oil days, try an 
iced coffee, such as a granita, 
because cold brewed coffee 
has the most caffeine. 

Source: The employees of PJ's Coffee and Tea Company in Natchitoches. 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauit. 
Amanda Owens, right, a senior Graphic communications major, helps sophmore education majorJamesa Burrell,far left. 

End of Summer festival set for Saturday 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Staff Writer 

Once again summer passes 
away into fall. With the changing 
seasons comes not only return of 
the school year but also the sec- 
ond annual End of Summer Festi- 

The EOS Fest is a one day-long 
free local band rock show. Sched- 
uled to start Saturday at 11:30 a.m. 
and end at 10 p.m., the show will 
give students something to do on 
campus. Boasting bands like local 
favorites Kelvin and last year's 
enthusiasm-boost Zack the Rook- 
ie, Adam Carter — a journalism 
student at NSU and program 
director at KNWD the Demon 
91.7 FM, and founder of the festi- 
val — hopes there will be a huge 

Carter's biggest change to this 
year's show is the enlistment of 
KNWD and the Make a Wish 
Foundation charity. This allows 
him to do this year's festival on 
campus. The show will be held at 

the South Jefferson Street entrance 
and is free to all who attend, but 
patrons are asked to make dona- 
tions of any size to the Make a 
Wish Foundation who agreed to 
co-sponsor the show. 

The Demon hopes that the show 
will bring more attention to the 
college station and give students 
something to do on campus. 

Jennifer Anderson, journalism 
professor at NSU and faculty 
advisor to KNWD, believes the 
show to be a great way to bring 
students together and raise 
awareness of the Demon. 

"The EOS Fest is a way to 
demonstrate some of the music 
listeners can hope to hear on the 
Demon," Anderson said. 

"The radio station is involved 
because it is a local music show," 
Roy Davis, chief engineer at the 
Demon, said. 

Those wondering if this year's 
show can expect rain like last 
year's should rest assured that the 
show will go on despite rain. A 
rain location at the Alley in the 
Student Union is already planned. 

File Photo 

Local band Kelvin performs at last year's End of Summer festival. Kelvin is sched- 
uled to return to this year's EOS fest. 


Janie Warren 

Festivalgoers can expect water 
to be served at the show. Orga- 
nizers asked people to remember 

that this is an on-campus event, 
and no drugs or alcohol will be 


Hello all you fashion 
gurus, guys, and gals! I've 
been honored with the won- 
derful position as the Sauce's 
fashion columnist. 

I'm extremely excited to 
bring knowledge to everyone 
about all of the do's and 
dont's in the fashion indus- 
try this fall. 

In my opinion, fashion 
goes so much further than 
the clothes people wear. 

Health (that is, mental, 
spiritual, and physical) and 
confidence assist in complet- 
ing any look. 

My goal for this column is 
to attract interest from each 
of those aspects and to give 
helpful tips for an easy- 
going, fashionable college 
life! So... enjoy! 

To all you post-labor day 
non-white-wearers: Fall is 
just around the corner, and 
that 'rule' is so old and 
untrue these days. 

White is actually a superb 
color for the fall. It blends 
wonderfully with other color 
combos, and it's a gorgeous 
color on anyone. 

So, before putting those 
white pants away for the 
cooler season, pull out a 
classy black turtleneck or 
that chic blouse that comple- 
ments your silhouette, and 
sport your wonderful whites! 

Single women... declare 
your independence! There's 
a new diamond right hand 
ring, exclusively for those of 
us who are 'relationship 

Instead of an engagement 
ring or a promise ring, the 
right- hand ring allows 
women to express their con- 
tentment while living single. 
It's a brilliant new fashion 

Okay students, this time 
of the year, everyone is wait- 
ing for loan and refund 
checks for shopping purpos- 
es, right? 

Well, don't spend all of 
your cash buying different 
outfits for every day of the 
week. One of the best things 
about fashion these days is 
that it's tremendously broad. 

Ladies, a pair of jeans, 
whether dark denim, faded, 
or stone washed, can go so 
many different ways. Dress 
those jeans up with a pair of 
stiletto boots and a slim cut 
jacket to elongate your fig- 
ure. For a more casual look, 
go with some attractive 
loafers or casual shoes and a 
baby tee. 

Guys, use those khakis and 
push for the rugged look 
with a simple collar shirt and 
some casual boots. 

Go a bit sportier with a 
polo style shirt and a pair of 
smart boots or shoes. 

This season will be an 
explosive and vivid season of 
fashion, with varieties of col- 
ors and ensembles for all you 
gorgeous guys and lovely 

■ Janie Warren is a senior 
journalism major. Her column 
will appear every other week in 
the Diversions section. 

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By Mary Beth 

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cables and splitters for high- 
tech equipment such as DVD 
players, stereos and video 

• Large plastic storage con- 
tainers that fit under the bed. 

• Small appliances, such as a 
coffee maker and toaster oven, if 
they're permitted. 

• A desktop or standing fan 
for a room without air condi- 

• A small reading lamp and 
extra light bulbs. 

• A long mirror to make a 
small room look bigger. 

• A dry erase board to hang 
on the door so friends can leave 
messages, and a cork board for 
posting photos, class schedules 
and notes. 

• A stepstool for reaching 
high shelves. 

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The Lady Demons couldn't com- 
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tributing to a 3-2 defeat at the 
hands of Arkansas-Little Rock. Sat- 
urday Northwestern plays Eastern 
Kentucky at 9 a.m. and Arkansas 
State at 3 to cap the two-day event. 

Tennessee-Martin finished the 
2002 season with a No. 60 ranking 
in the NCAA's Ratings Percentage 
Index, measuring team strength 
throughout Division L Northwest- 
ern, under second-year coach 
Leigh Davis, posted a 30-20, 26-30, 
30-24, 30-18 triumph Friday morn- 

ing over LTM. 

Becky David, a senior from 
Upland, Ind., had 14 kills and Ft. 
Myers, Fla. sophomore Shannon 
Puder added 11 while freshman 
Latoya Sanders of Baton Rouge- 
Glen Oaks hit .556 with 5 kills in 
the triumph. 

"We didn't play especially well, 
but we showed we are just much 
more athletic and powerful up 
front than we were last season," 
said Davis. "It was a really good 
win for us to defeat a team that was 
so strong last season." 

In Friday's second match, North- 
western was on the verge of a 3-0 
sweep before service errors turned 
the tide in the third game. NSU 
won the first two games 31-29 and 
30-26, but dropped the next three 
28-30, 24-30 and 9-15 as UALR 
evened its record at 1-1 after an ear- 
lier loss to Memphis. 

Sanders attacked at a .591 rate 
and had 15 kills while Puder hit 

.381 and made 10 kills. 

"Our middles are playing a\* The NSL 
some," said Davis. "Because l n for a cot 
gave away so many points servii ^ with t 
the match changed. We just let O hnson < 
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By Joshua Barrios 

.Staff Writer 

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scause f r a couple of changes this sea- 
its sen iiL n with the loss of coach Dean 
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nds. ThaL a ches LaMark Carter and Mark 
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ing as well as spending more time 
with his family made the offer too 
good to pass up. 

"We lose a great coach with 
Dean's departure," Athletic Direc- 
tor Greg Burke said in an inter- 
view with, "but 
we are putting together an excit- 
ing new combination of coaches, 
led by the incomparable Leon 
Johnson, to try to continue to ele- 
vate our program." 

That exciting new combination 
has begun and will be in full 
swing this season. The wisdom 
and experience the new coaches 
have may help the NSU track and 

field team reach new heights. 

Carter is a three-time All- Amer- 
ican at Northwestern and a five- 
time USA triple jump champion. 
He was named first alternate in 
the triple jump for the USA dur- 
ing the 1996 Olympics and made 
the USA team for the 2000 

Koebernik has coached high 
school track in Florida, collegiate 
track at the University of Florida 
and was a volunteer at the 1996 

Both coaches say they are ready 
to take on this season and both 
agree that for this season persist- 
ence is the key to glory. 

Leon Johnson said the opportu 

Soccer team plays hard but loses to Ga. Southern 

Courtesy of Sports Infor- 

The Northwestern State soccer 
earn dominated the first half of its 
'ame Sunday with Georgia South- 
ern but couldn't covert scoring 
hanges and the Eagles rallied to 

post a 2-0 triumph over the Lady 

"We've given up three goals in 
two games and nothing has come 
in the flow of play," said Mitchell. 

"I'm encouraged by the per- 
formance today. The effort was 
very good and we are coming 
home a better team than we were 

when we got on the bus Wednes- 
day." It will be great to play at 
home next Sunday," he said. 

NSU plays host to Oklahoma 
State next Sunday afternoon at 

The Cowgirls lead the series 2-0 
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The Way I 
See It 

NSU vs, 


College Football is here 
once again, and I am 
thanking the Football 
Gods. The Demons 
opened up their season 
Saturday against Jackson 
State with a win. Overall, 
I give the Demons a solid 
B grade. 

The Purple Swarm 
Defense looked to be in 
top form, shutting down 
Jackson State and never 
allowing them to reach 
midfield until the end of 
the fourth quarter. The 
offense, however, didn't 
look so great. NSU ran the 
ball effectively but could 
not catch a pass to save 
their lives. 

Coach Stoker needs to 
watch the movie The 
Replacements. In this little 
football movie Gene Hack- 
man puts a glue substance 
on his receiver's hands. 
After several dropped 
passes Coach Stoker might 
want to use this tactic for 
the next game. 

Looking ahead to 
Tulane, we need to play 
better on offense. Tulane 
did lose Monday night to 
a tough TCU team. NSU 
did upset TCU two sea- 
sons ago, but the Demons 
have not played Tulane in 
63 years with the Green 
Wave leading the series 5- 

Watching the TCU- 
Tulane game on ESPN 
showed that Tulane does 
have a weakness. The Pur- 
ple Swarm Defense will 
have to put a lot of pres- 
sure on J.P. Losman, who 
is on the Davey O' Brien 
Watch List as top quarter- 
back in the nation. Also, 
the Purple Swarm will 
have to stop top running 
back Mewelde Moore, 
who is up for the Walter 
Camp Award and the 
Doak Walker Award. The 
Walter Camp Award is for 
Player of the Year honors 
and the Doak Walker is for 
top running back in the 

NSU has the talent and 
the tools to pull off an 
upset this weekend. If the 
defense can put pressure 
on Losman and create 
turnovers then the 
Demons are in business. 
However, if NSU gives 
Losman enough time with 
the West Coast offense, the 
Green Wave run will rack 
up some yards on the 
Demons. Also, NSU must 
run the ball effectively. 
The Demons need to 
pound the ball in with 
Sampson, and hit them on 
the outside with Johnese. 
The receivers must catchl 
No dropped passes this 
game unless it is a valid 

One more thing: how 
come when NSU heads 
down to New Orleans 
they have to play in a high 
school stadium? Are the 
Demons not good enough 
for the Superdome? 

In other college football 
this weekend the big sur- 
prise was the USC domi- 
nation of Auburn. Auburn 
in my opinion was over- 
rated and USC underrat- 
ed. The Heisman candi- 
date that had the best Sat- 
urday in my opinion was 
Philip Rivers. Rivers went 
26 of 30 for 320 yards and 
3 TDs. Rivers or John 
Navarre are my picks to 
win the Heisman. 

This weekend, students, 
head down to the Big Easy 
and watch the Demons 
upset Tulane; you never 
know what will happen. 

Ride 'em, cowgirl 


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Special to the Current Sauce 

Jehnna Alexander competes at a rodeo in West Monroe in early February. Alexander was nationally ranked in the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association throughout the year. 

Nationally-ranked Alexander, Rodeo Team ready to compete 

By Callie Reames 

Staff Writer 

About 10 minutes south of 
campus, there is a small clus- 
ter of house trailers sur- 
rounded by green pastures 
and dozens of grazing horses. 
On the left side of the gravel 
drive a tin building sur- 
rounds horse stalls and a dirt 
arena. There, some members 
of the NSU Rodeo Team live a 
minute's walk from the hors- 
es they work with daily. 

Jehnna Alexander is one of 
those members, and her 
horse, Quincy, is one of those 

Alexander is a sophomore 
nursing major from 
Stonewall, Louisiana and has 
competed in rodeos since she 
was nine years old. The years 
of practice and riding paid off 
on the collegiate level this 
past year when Alexander 
earned the opportunity to 
compete regionally in barrel 

Alexander was nationally 
ranked in the National Inter- 
collegiate Rodeo Association 
throughout the year. 

"You have 10 rodeos per 
year, and the top 11 go to 
Nationals," she said about 
the competitors. 

Alexander finished two 
places shy of 11th in the 
regional competition, which 
would have propelled her 
and her horse to the next 

Alexander did win the 
Texas A&M Rodeo last year. 
The competition was Texas- 
sized, and succ ->.s was 
earned through hours of 

"I won a belt buckle and 
about $600," Alexander said. 
"It was pretty cool as a fresh- 
man. Not a lot of freshmen 
place at rodeos. Not a lot go 
to regionals." 

Alexander's family has 
been very supportive of her 
interest in rodeo competi- 
tions. The financial responsi- 
bilities associated with taking 
care of a horse can be daunt- 
ing without assistance. Her 
parents, in particular, have 
helped her a lot. 

"They pay for me to live 
out here. They pay for my 
stall rent here," Alexander 
said. "They pay my diesel, 

entry fees, feed... vet bills." 

Members of the Rodeo 
team do not have to live by 
the horses, but Alexander 
said it helps. 

Alexander feeds and exer- 
cises her horses' everyday. 
The practice might consist of 
a barrel race run, or weaving 
in and out of poles set up in 
the arena. 

"I sometimes just run them 
in the pasture," Alexander 

As for Alexander's physi- 
cal training, she does not 
work out to prepare for the 
competitions. She goes 
through the routine of a race 
with her horse, and the only 
physical demands are being 
mentally alert and holding 

Before a race begins, as 
Alexander sits on her horse 
waiting just outside the arena 
gate, she goes through a men- 
tal exercise to make sure she 
is ready. 

"It's funny. This is what my 
mom makes me do. I visual- 
ize my run," Alexander said. 
Her mom played basketball 
in high school and would 
visualize making a shot. 

Alexander does the same. 

"I kind of sit there and pic- 
ture it in my head. I pray 
right before. I pray right 
before I drive now too." 

Last May, Alexander was 
driving back from a competi- 
tion in Marshall, Texas when 
a drunk driver slammed into 
the horse trailer she was 

"Quincy was banged up 
but not seriously injured," 
Alexander said. The trailer, 
however, was totaled. 

"My grandpa just bought 
me my new trailer," Alexan- 
der said. "My grandma 
bought the stuff to decorate 
it." That is another example 
of her family's support. 

"I've fallen a couple of 
times. I've broken bones 
falling off a horse," Alexan- 
der said. Now her rodeoing 
fears are related to driving 
and not riding horses. 

Alexander said barrel rac- 
ing in rodeos has been per- 
sonally rewarding because it 
is an individual accomplish- 

"I was the only one out 
there on the horse doing it," 
Alexander said. Through the 

years barrel racing remained 
the same solitary event for 
her, but the organizations she 
was a part of were all differ- 

Alexander has been a part 
of Pinewoods Youth Rodeo 
Association and Louisiana 
Rodeo Cowboys Association. 
The rodeo team at NSU is 
small in comparison. 

"We're kind of close knit," 
Alexander said. "Here we 
travel together. We pretty 
much all get along." 

There are about six people 
competing on the rodeo 
team. When NSU had an 
agriculture program back in 
the 1970s, the team was much 
more popular. 

"NSU used to be the school 
to come to rodeo," Alexander 
said. When the Agriculture 
program left so did the Ag. 
majors, who mostly made up 
the rodeo team. 

The rodeo team is prepar- 
ing for an upcoming rodeo in 
Mt. Pleasant, Texas, in which 
Alexander will barrel race. 
The Northeast Texas Com- 
munity College Rodeo is the 
first of 10 rodeos the team 
will compete in this year. 

Football cruises past Jackson State 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

From the moment they ran 
onto the field in front of 
12,320 fans at Turpin Stadium 
to begin the 2003 season, the 
Demons and the revamped 
Purple Swarm defense were 
in complete control. Featur- 
ing a bruising ground game 
and a defense that turned in 
one of the most dominating 
performances in recent mem- 
ory, the Demons toppled vis- 
iting Jackson State, 23 - 7. 

The Northwestern State 
defense was definitely the 
story Saturday night in 
Natchitoches. With 8 new 
starters taking the field and 
facing a Jackson State offense 
that put up nearly 500 yards 
per game in 2002, the young, 
fast Demon squad frustrated 
the Tigers all night, limiting 
their opponents high-pow- 
ered attack to just 165 yards 
of total offense. 

The final score and even 
the statistics do not paint a 
true picture of just how well 
the defense played. Head 
Coach Scott Stoker and the 
NSU coaching staff used 
numerous variations of the 4- 
2-5 scheme, blitzing lineback- 
ers, corners, and safeties. 
Jackson State was unable to 
penetrate beyond the Demon 
49 yard line until just over a 

minute left in the 4th quarter 
when the Tigers avoided a 
shut out by scoring with only 
10.7 seconds remaining to 

The Northwestern State 
special teams and ball con- 
trol-style offense looked 
potent throughout the game. 
The running game, once 
again spear-headed by tail- 
backs Derrick Johnese and 
Shelton Sampson, racked up 
225 yards, with Johnese con- 
tributing 112 yards on just 12 
carries. Wide receiver/ kick 
and punt returner Toby 
Ziegler added 150 yards on 
seven punts and one kickoff 
return. The kicking game 
was also solid with Tommy 
Hebert going 3-3 in field goal 
attempts and punter Chris 
Stegall pinning JSU inside the 
20-yard line twice. 

Quarterback Davon Vinson 
finished 10-22 with 79 yards 
passing and 31 yards rushing 
played the whole game. 
Quarterback Ryan Ashley sat 
the game out due to a minor 
shoulder injury. The passing 
game was one of the few 
weaknesses that was spotted 
in the opener, but Vinson 
does not deserve the blame. 
The Demon receiving corps, 
which features two freshmen 
in the absence of injured 
Prentis West, looked to suffer 
from a case of opening night 

Quarterback Davon Vinson tiptoes down the sideline for a couple of yards 
State player. Vinson, a Baylor transfer, had 31 yards rushing and 10 of 22 

We'll evaluate Ryan; see features highly touted quar- 

how he's feeling. Davon 
played well, we've just got to 
catch the ball." Coach Stoker 

Ashley has been cleared to 
play Saturday night and will 
see some snaps. Vinson will 
get the starting job with 
Lewis getting a chance to 

Stoker knows his young 
squad will have their hands 
full this week as they head to 
New Orleans to take on the 
Division I-A Tulane. The 
Green Wave offense, which 

terback, J.P. Losman will be 
another challenge for the 
Purple Swarm defense of 
Northwestern. However, 
Northwestern State's incon- 
sistencies were on Stoker's 
mind after the game. 

"We need to eliminate 
penalties and mistakes, so we 
can establish a better rhythm 
on offense." Stoker said. 

Northwestern State has 8 
wins in 22 tries against I-A 
foes. The last time the 
Demons toppled a I-A foe 
was TCU in 2001 beating the 

heryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 
while being pursued by a Jackson 
passes completed in the win. 

Horned Frogs 27-24. Last sea- 
son NSU was beaten by 
Georgia 45-7, the worst loss 
for NSU against a I-A oppo- 

The Demons have not 
faced the Green Wave in 60 
years with Tulane leading the 
series 5-0. 

The Demons are ranked 
No. 18 in the Sports Net- 
work /CSTV Division I-AA 
Top 25 poll after beating Jack- 
son State. This weekend the 
Demons will face off against 
Tulane at Tad Gormley Stadi- 
um at 7 p.m. in New Orleans. 


NCAA Box Score 

NSU Soccer (0-2) 
Mercer Tournament 

Aug. 31, 2003 

Northwestern State vs. 
Georgia Southern (2-0) 
(Game 1) 

NSU 0-GAS 2 

Goals by Period 

1 2 Final 
GAS 2 2 

Key Player: 
Stephanie Miller 
seven shots on goal 

Sophomore midfielder 

Aug. 29, 2003 

Northwestern State vs. 
Mercer (1-0) 

NSU 0-MER 1 

Goals by Period 

1 2 Final 
MER 11 

NSU Volleyball (1-3) 
ASU Tournament 

Key Player: 
Latoya Sanders 
hit .550 & 13 kills 

Freshman player 

Aug. 30. 2003 

Northwestern State vs, 

Score by Games 

1 2 3 4 Soar. 
NSU 30 26 30 30 3 
TN-M 20 30 24 18 1 

Northwestern State vs. 
Eastern Kentucky (1-2) 

Score by Games 

1 2 3 4 5 Score 
NSU 27 33 32 22 13 2 
EKY 30 31 30 30 15 3 

Aug. 30, 2003 

Northwestern State vs. ; 
Arkansas State 

Score by Games 

1 2 3 4 Score 
NSU 24 19 30 15 1 
ASU 30 30 24 30 3 

Northwestern State vs. 
Arkansas-Little Rock 

Score by Games 

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NSU 31 30 28 24 9 21 
ALR 29 26 30 30 15 3 

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Oklahoma State provides 
the Northwestern State 
Demon soccer team, bid- 
ding for its third NCAA 
Tournament appearance in 
four years, with a high-pr* 
file opponent for Sunday 
afternoon's home opener. 

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m. d 
the Demon Soccer Com- 
plex, located behind the 
Walter Ledet Track Com- 
plex on the NSU campus. 

Oklahoma State will entf 
Sunday's game with a 2-0 
record after shutout wins 
over Western Kentucky (4' 
0) and Arkansas-Little Ro< 
(4-0). The Cowgirls were 
set to play at Sam Housttf 
State on Friday. 

The Demons are coming 
off back-to-back shutout 
losses at the Mercer Tour- 
nament, losing 1-0 to Mef 
cer in the final minutes of 
the first match then drop- 
ping a 2-0 decision to 
Georgia Southern in Sun- 
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Thibodaux-based Nicholls State University's Student 
Government Association announced last week that it is 
making its elections exclusively online, abandoning 
paper ballots and voting booths completely. 

However, Northwestern State's SGA president said he 
was wary of the security issues associated with such a 
system, and that there were few plans to implement 
such a system here in the near future. 

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NSU soccer tops Grambling, 
nets first win of season 

NSU scored early and often Wednesday afternoon, 
defeating Grambling 5-0 to pick up their first win of the 

The Demons (1-3) held a 4-0 first half lead headed by 
senior Hillarie Marshall's two goals. Freshmen Mya 
Walsh and Marliese Latiolais each scored a goal in the 
first half - their first collegiate goals of their short 

The Demons scored one goal in the second half on 
freshman Hailey Ellis' first goal of her career. 

The Demons return home on Friday when they host 
Louisiana-Lafayette at the Demon Soccer Field. Kickoff 
is set for 4:30 p.m. 

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Admissions, New Student 
Programs merge and move 

The NSU Admissions office has been moved from Roy 
Hall to South Hall, which is across the street from 
Turpin Stadium. 

The office is now called University Recruiting and New 
Student Programs. 

University Recruiting will now focus on recruiting high 
school seniors, transfer graduates, and prospects for 
the Louisiana Scholars' College. For general admission 
questions and concerns students can still go to the 
Registrar's Office in Roy Hall, 

April Jordan, the assistant director of university 
recruiting for high schools, is very excited about the 
move to South Hall. 

"We're happy to be here. There is more space, so it 
helps us serve our students better and give each more 
personal attention. It's better all around." 

Alleigha Goodman 

W orld News 

New tape calls on Islamic 
extremists to 'bury' U.S. troops 

WASHINGTON (KRT Campus) - Arabic-language satel- 
lite TV channel Al Jazeera broadcast a new videotape of 
Osama bin Laden along with an audiotape, apparently 
from his top aide, exhorting Islamic extremists to 
"pounce" on U.S. troops and "bury them in Iraq's grave- 

Al Jazeera, which is based in the Persian Gulf nation of 
Qatar, aired the tape on Wednesday, the eve of the sec- 
ond anniversary of the terrorist attacks in New York and 
Washington. Some U.S. officials feared that the record- 
ings might be a signal to al-Qaida terrorists to proceed 
with strikes that would coincide with the anniversary. 

What's Next Week? 

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Correction and retraction 

Sauce columns inaccurate, misrepresentative 

Cool jobs, NSU alums 

Meet a grad whose photos helped land 
a woman into Playboy's centerfold 

Two columns printed in the 
Sept. 4 issue of the Current 
Sauce contained serious inac- 
curacies and grossly misrep- 
resented the roles, responsi- 
bilities and knowledge of sev- 
eral NSU faculty members. 

The columns, written by 
Sauce advertising sales repre- 
sentative Edward L. Bou- 
dreaux HI and Sauce editor in 
chief Garrett Guillotte, dis- 
cussed the decision to remove 
a poem written by Andrew 
David from the 2003 Argus, a 
campus literature and art 
magazine, by that editon's 

editor, Glenn Ward. 

After hearing complaints 
from NSU faculty and stu- 
dents, and after investigating 
these complaints, the Current 
Sauce has learned: 

• Julie Kane, adviser for 
the Argus, was not up for 
tenure, nor did she earn 
tenure last year, as claimed 
in Boudreaux's column. The 
Sauce also does not have any 
proof supporting Boudr- 
eaux's implied connection be- 
tween the role and perform- 
ance of any organization's 
adviser and any administra- 

tive decision to award tenure 
to faculty. 

• Ward sought and re- 
ceived advice on the deci- 
sion from Kane, English De- 
partment Head Joesph 
"Rocky" Colavito, and sever- 
al members of the adminis- 
tration. Ward was responsible 
for making all editorial deci- 
sions for the Argus, and he 
decided to seek advice from 
these faculty members, who 
had no direct authority to 
remove Ward from the posi- 
tion or alter the content of the 
Argus themselves. 

• All claims that any 
member of the University's 
faculty or staff pressured 
Ward into making any deci- 
sion were unfounded. 

• Ward also sought and 
received advice from more 
student and off -campus org- 
anizations than were listed 
in both columns. 

• Boudreaux's column 
misrepresented Kane's kn- 
owledge of poet Allen Gin- 
sberg. Boudreaux's column 
made unsubstantiated claims 
that Kane gave inaccurate 
information in class. 

• Guillotte's claim that 
most students at NSU did 
not know of the Argus' exis- 
tence was unfounded. 

In addition to these inaccu- 
racies, the Sauce did not fully 
disclose the personal relation- 
ships between Boudreaux, 
David and Ward, including 
Boudreaux's work as a mem- 
ber of the Argus paid support 
staff and his previous resi- 
dence with Ward. Nor did the 
Sauce fully disclose the 
friendship between Guillotte 
and Ward, Guillotte's unaud- 
ited support work with the 
Argus and Guillotte's previ- 
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of a spring 2003 poetry class. 

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By April N. Dickson 

Staff Writer 

For students expecting 
refund checks from the 
University, one may already 
be on its way. 

Misti Chelette, director for 
the office of student financial 
aid, said that the initial refund 
checks for the fall semester 
were issued last Friday. 

"We check refunds every 
night until the bulk of finan- 
cial aid has come in," Chelette 
said. For the rest of the semes- 
ter, we check refunds on 
Tuesdays and Thursdays and 
issue checks as they come in." 

Chelette said that funds are 
credited to the student within 
a few days after NSU receives 
the money. If any student has 
any aid exceeding her out- 
standing balance, that money 
is then refunded to the stu- 

Chelette offered many rea- 
sons as to why certain finan- 
cial aid can arrive later than 
originally expected. 

Chelette said that before a 
student's refund check can be 
delivered, the University must 
first allocate enough money to 
pay off that student's tuition 
and other fees. If a student 
receives more than one type of 
financial aid, then the first aid 
to arrive will be credited 
toward tuition, even if that 
first money is a loan. Any suc- 
ceeding money is applied to 
any remaining balance, and 
the rest is refunded to the stu- 
dent Chellette said. 

Because most financial aid 
is dependent on a student's 
enrollment in a prescribed 
number of hours, no money 
can be awarded or refunded 
until the deadline to resign 
from or add a class has 

According to Louisiana 

Office of Student Financial 
Assistance policy, the Uni- 
versity cannot request money 
from the state for tuition until 
the 14th day of class. Payment 
is then made to the University 
from LOSFA within 10 days 
after the reception and pro- 
cessing of the information 
sent by the school. 

However, freshman and 
first time borrowers must wait 
30 days after school starts 
before the student's account 
can be updated-. Also, stu- 
dents who applied for a loan 
past the deadline can expect to 
receive their checks later in 
the semester. 

"If a student shows up at 
fee payment with their finan- 
cial aid application, it can take 
30 days to complete verifica- 
tion of financial aid informa- 
tion if the student is selected 
for verification. Then, we have 
three days to process loan pro- 
ceeds," Chelette said. 

Checking up 
on your check 

Finding info on a rebate 

• Check the "Account 
Summary" in your account. 
If the University owes you 
money, this page will tell 
you if a refund check has 
been processed or not. 

• Checks take at least one or 
two weeks to reach 
students. If you think your 
check is late, contact the 
Scholarship Office (for aid 
money from scholarships), 
the Financial Aid Office (for 
non-scholarship aid 
money), or the Student 
Accounting section of the 
Business Affairs Office (for 
non-aid refunds). 

Sources: NSU Student Handbook, 

Absences kill another SGA meeting 

President, senate speaker, senator skip meeting for fraternity obligations 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The Student Government 
Association met Monday but 
were one member short fo 
the number needed to do 
business and pass legislation. 

SGA President Greg Co- 
meaux and two voting mem- 
bers, Speaker of the Senate 
Zachary Pulliam and Senator 
Chad Black, were absent due 
to fraternity obligations. Sen- 
ator Kayla Brossett was 
absent for an unknown rea- 

Because these absences 
made up more than a third of 
the active SGA, this week's 
business was postponed 
until next week's meeting on 
Monday at 7 p.m. in the Cane 
River Room of the Student 

Among the business that 

was postponed was approval 
of the SGA budget presented 
by SGA Treasurer Edward 
"Beau" Boudreaux III and a 
bill proposing that $400 be 
set aside for organizational 

Despite these delays, the 
individual committees have 
been busy proposing new 
ideas for future legislation. 

At the Monday meeting 
the Academic Affairs 
Committee announced its 
three choices for distin- 
guished speaker: human 
cloning advocate Dr. Panos 
Zanos, and former presiden- 
tial candidates Ralph Nader 
and Alan Keyes. 

The Wellness Center Over- 
sight Committee held its first 
meeting Wednesday. This 
committee will be in charge 
of developing guidelines for 
the new Wellness Center that 
is set to open Fall 2004. 

The committee will be 
working with the new associ- 
ate director of student activi- 
ties for wellness recreational 
and intramural sports, Patric 
DuBois, to create these 

"We will be reviewing poli- 
cies from different schools' 
Wellness Centers and even- 
tually develop our own," 
said Senator Keith Gates, the 
committee's chair. 

At a special SGA meeting 
on Sept. 4, Geoff Clegg, a 
graduate student of English, 
was appointed and sworn 
into the Senate. 

SGA Vice President Scott 
Manguno said that Clegg is 
the first graduate student to 
serve on the Senate in a long 

The SGA is also exploring 
options to provide daily 
national newspapers to stu- 

SGA 2003 

Elections set for 
Wednesday, Sept. 17 
and Thursday, Sept. 18 

For elections story 
and list of nominees 
and candidates, 
see page 2 


Kelli Miller 
and Craig 
Desoto won 
seats due to 
a lack of 

at NSU 

By April N. Dickson 

Staff Writer 

Louisiana Lt. Governor 
and gubernatorial candidate 
Kathleen Blanco visited 
NSU's campus Sept. 4 to 
address the College of 
Education faculty and staff 
and University administra- 
tion, and to meet students. 

Blanco's main concern at 
Thursday's visit was to 
emphasize how she feels 
about Louisiana's education 

"Education is my number 
one priority and will remain 
my number one priority 
until the end of my life as 
well as remain that way, if 
elected, through my tenure 
as governor," Blanco told 
those attending her morning 

Blanco said students in 
Louisiana leave the state to 
attend school because 
Louisiana does not provide 
enough opportunity for stu- 
dents to keep them in state. 
Blanco said most students 
never return to Louisiana. 

"I will work hard to create 
new opportunities so our 
kids can come home again," 
Blanco said. 

■ See Blanco, page 3 

Study: Job 
for grads 

By Courtney Cavaliere 

Staff Writer 

A study recently released 
by WebFeet, Inc., a leading 
provider of student job mar- 
ket research, indicates that 
the employment market for 
college graduates is steadily 

According to the new 
study, the rise in employ- 
ment opportunities has 
been influenced by both the 
high standards of employ- 
ers and the shifting priori- 
ties of college graduates. 
Companies are hiring appli- 
cants with degrees from 
accredited universities, and 
students have both lowered 
their salary and compensa- 
tion expectations and 
expanded their job search 
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By Kyle Shirley 

Staff Writer 

Campus elections for Student 
Government Association senators, 
Homecoming Honor Court, and 
Mr. and Miss NSU will be held 
Sept. 17-18 until 4:30 p.m. in the 
lobby of the Student Union. 

Director of Student Affairs Carl 

Henry said there are currently 
eight SGA Senators, and 15 more 
will be elected. Those 15 will be 
comprised of three senators from 
each class as well as three graduate 
students, said Henry. 

SGA President Greg Comeaux 
said that elections are one week 
earlier this year due to the 
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The SGA Constitution's election 
code states that elections must be 
held within the first five weeks of 
school. Therefore, the elections 
had to be moved up rather than 
postponed, said Comeaux. 

Comeaux also said that last fall's 
voter turnout of about 700 was 
average, and that most publicity 
for the event comes from the stu- 
dents seeking office. He expects a 
similar turnout for this election. 

Comeaux also expressed his 
desire to build a strong and uni- 
fied senate. 

"A few years ago, the Senate was 
everyone working together. It was 
student government, not student 
politics, and that's what it's turned 
into," said Comeaux. "It needs to 
go back to, 'Let's stop arguing 
amongst ourselves and get stuff 

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Megan Sebastian 

Travis Reams 


Trevor Holland 

Laura Terrell 

Devin Steward 

Sara Burling 

Donyelle Tucker 

Geoff Taylor 

T. Hunter Landry 

Honor Court 

Sarah Vitale 

Ryan Terry 

Jeremy Owens 


Amy Wakefield 

David Williams 

Darious Porter 

Jennifer Adams 

Terrica Wallace 

Joshua Williams 

Candace Ray 

Danyelle Andrews 

Kalprina Williams 

Travis Williams 

Luke Sayes 

Avia Angelle 

Shantel Wempren 

Kim Bayma 


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Lamar Bryant 

Michael Johnson 


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Greg Comeaux 

Scott Manguno 

John Fontenot 

Jessica Breaux 

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Fred Kuechenmeister 

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Travis Williams 

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Michael Johnson 

Miss NSU 


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prospects and optimism toward 
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Blanco said that a better educa- 
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dards of living in Louisiana. 

"Building a quality public educa- 
tion system will help us provide 
jobs and opportunity," Blanco said. 

Blanco said her plans to improve 
education include support for 
teacher accountability measures, 
more technology in classrooms- 
especially for middle schools, and 
to provide more funding to univer- 

Blanco was invited to visit the 
NSU and the College of Education 
in order to allow her to see what 
the university has to offer in the 
way of teacher education and train- 
John Tollett, Dean of the College 

of Education said, "Specifically we 
hope she (Blanco) will identify with 
the teacher program here at NSU as 
a leader in teacher education, and 
that she will support the program." 

Cathy Seymour, staff member at 
the College of Education, said, "We 

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candidate Kathleen Blanco in Vic's cafeteria on Sept. 4. 

want to meet the folks running for 
governor and see what their plans 
are for the university system in 
"I was just meeting with Pres- 

ident Webb, and he showed me the 
level of funding for the campus," 
Blanco said, "and I hope to work 
with him further to get the proper 
funding for the campus." 

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By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The University, with the assis- 
tance of hired consultants, will 
prepare a new plan for housing 
which may include private dorm 

Director of Student Services 
Frances Conine said that the 
University will be signing a con- 
tract with Anderson Strickler, a 
consulting company in Wash- 
ington DC. 

"They are helping us prepare a 
long term plan for housing for the 
Natchitoches campus of North- 
western State University that will 
determine what our needs are," 
Conine said. 

Conine said she expects that 
part of the plan will be a proposal 
to request that private vendors 
come on campus and build new 

"However, will we bring in a 
company to help us manage the 
existing residence halls? This is 
one of the many questions we will 
be asking," Conine said. 

The development of the housing 

plan will include market research, 

■ . , 

student surveys, and committee 
meetings of faculty, staff, students 
and community members. 

"We want to find out what stu- 
dents want, what kind of new con- 
struction we might need, what we 
might need to take out, how we 
would finance it, and how we 
would manage it," Conine said. 

NSU currently cooperates with 
several private companies that 
provide student services including 
the bookstore, food service, custo- 
dial services, and housing in the 
University Columns. 

"We've had really good experi- 
ences with our partners. The 
University and students benefit 
greatly from our private con- 

tracts," Conine said. "They tend to 
be experts on what students really 
like, and the University benefits 
from their market research." 

Conine said that another benefit 
of private services is that large cor- 
porations tend to get things done 
much quicker than state organiza- 
tions, because there is less paper- 
work and fewer procedures. 
However, she strongly empha- 
sized that all private services are 
still bound strictly by state regula- 

Anderson Strickler has devel- 
oped housing plans for a large 
number of universities in the 
country including LSU and 




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An apology for 
violating your trust 



Editor in Chief 

On Friday morning, the day 
after our first issue of the semester 
hit the racks across campus, I 
posted an open letter onto many 
of our distribution points and sev- 
eral buildings' bulletin boards. 

The first portion of the letter 
addressed just part of the issues 
that make up the topmost part of 
this week's front page: what was 
wrong in the opinion columns 
written by myself and by Edward 
L. "Beau" Boudreaux HI. 

The rest of letter read as fol- 

"These actions and inactions 
represent a betrayal to you, our 
readers, of a scale that I have not 
seen in my three years of work 
with this newspaper. I personally 
apologize, on behalf of and also to 
the Sauce's staff, and will apologize 
in person to anyone who requests 
it. My contact information is listed 

In addition, the Sauce: 

• will form and implement an 
Editorial Board, consisting of the 
editor, managing editor, section 
editors, copy editor, photo editor 
and business manager, for the 
review of all columns, editorials 
and letters to the editor, 

• will devote the Opinions page 
of (this) week's issue not to a dis- 
cussion of Sept. 11 as previously 
planned, but to responses from 
students, staff members and facul- 
ty - . 

• will not publish or archive Mr. 
Boudreaux's column on the 
Current 'Sdiice's Web site, 

• will not print another column 
submitted by Mr. Boudreaux 
unless it is first thoroughly 
reviewed by the Editorial Board 
over a period of no less than two 

• will not print another column 
submitted by any student or facul- 
ty member unless it is first thor- 
oughly reviewed by the Editorial 
Board over a period of no less than 
one week. 

Again, I apologize to all readers 
of the Sauce. This terrible lapse of 
judgement, betrayal of trust and 
complete breakdown of communi- 
cation represent everything I 
wanted to avoid this year, and the 
damage to the Sauce's reputation 
that Mr. Boudreaux has caused, 
and that I have caused for allow- 
ing Mr. Boudreaux's column to be 
printed, may never be fully 

Since then, the Sauce editorial 
board has met and established a 

policy of review for submitted 
columns and collaborative work 
for writing future topical editori- 
als. The forum discussion on terror 
and Sept. 11, 2001, will be in next 
week's paper; the Sauce received 
only one e-mail that referred to the 
questionable columns at all, on 
Friday, from a professor who said 
he enjoyed seeing the debate. 

When I met with University 
President Randall Webb on 
Monday, he said he hadn't even 
read the column. When he did, he 
wasn't too surprised at its busi- 
ness-as-usual content. 

Why not? Because this is the 
Current Sauce. Because our audi- 
ence — the students, faculty and 
staff of NSU, and the Natchitoches 
community — is accustomed to 
seeing columns that lashed out, 
often with little or no support or 
reason in our arguments, at peo- 
ple, situations, events or organiza- 
tions on our Opinions page. 

I cannot apologize enough for 
allowing this to happen, on my 
watch as editor, on the first issue of 
a tenure that I had hoped would 
reach out to faculty and students in 
new ways. The only thing more 
damning to me as editor than the 
damage my actions have done to 
the Sauce's credibility is the realiza- 
tion of just how little credibility 
and respect this 90-year-old stu- 
dent newspaper has left with so 
many valuable members of the 
community if s supposed to serve. 

But most of all, I cannot apolo- 
gize enough to Julie Kane, to the 
Argus staff of last year, and to the 
Argus staff of this year. Dr. Kane is 
one of the most talented people I 
have ever had the immeasurable 
honor of "working with and study- 
ing under, and the Argus is a treas- 
ure to the University with a value 
that could never be overestimated. 
I have tried to help the Argus grow, 
volunteering small bits of my time 
and knowledge to it over the last 
two years. But the ignorance, care- 
lessness and insensitivity of just a 
couple hours' folly has wiped 
away any good I had ever done 
the Argus, and gave that jewel of a 
creative student outlet a tremen- 
dously undeserved and wretched 
introduction to the new members 
of the NSU student community. 

All I can do, and all the staff of 
the Sauce can do, is try to rebuild 
the trust of our community by 
doing the best jobs we can as mere 
students of the journalistic craft. To 
Dr. Kane, English department 
head Dr. "Rocky" Colavito, and all 
Argus staff this year and last, 
please accept my apology and the 
responsibility I take for my actions. 


Our answer is the world's hope; it is to rely on youth. The 

cruelties and obstacles of this swiftly changing planet will not yield to 
obsolete dogmas and outworn slogans. It cannot be moved by those who 
cling to a present which is already dying, who prefer the illusion of 
security to the excitement of danger. 

Robert F. Kennedy 

quoting Samuel Ullman, 
June 6, 1966. 

September 11 

Emotions of 9/11 should not be forgotten 

By Nigel Stark 

The Seattle Times 

Sept. 11, 2001, is burned into 
my memory. I didn't directly 
know anybody who died in the 
tragedy, but I knew people 
who knew victims. And I, like 
so many others, was emotion- 
ally affected. 

Today marks the two-year 
anniversary. But to be honest, I 
had completely forgotten about 
the anniversary. 

And that's part of the prob- 

It seems the importance of 
Sept. 11 and its place in our 
recent history is waning. It's 
not completely forgotten, of 
course, but considering the 
enormity of the tragedy, the 
heartbreak has been pushed to 
the back of our collective mem- 

I have been in classes where 
basic facts about 9-11, such as 
the number of people who 
died, have been forgotten. I 
have walked around Seattle 
and heard people mispro- 
nounce al-Qaida. I recently 
asked someone what anniver- 
sary takes place this week, and 
that person did not know. 

To be exact, 3,016 people 
died in the attacks at the World 
Trade Center and the Pentagon 
and aboard an airliner that 
crashed in Pennsylvania. 

How can people forget this 
number? How can we forget 
this anniversary? As a society, 
we've begun to forget, and it's 
an utter shame. 

A few days after 9-11, 1 was 
driving across an overpass 
with a friend when we saw 
that someone had draped a flag 
over the side for people to see 
from the freeway. 

Unfortunately, the wind had 
caught the flag and wrapped it 
up around the pole. We could- 
n't just drive by with it 
wrapped like that, so we 
stopped and straightened it. 

Such a simple act, yet such a 
patriotic and proud moment of 
my life. It was something I 
could actually do. There are 
thousands of these stories 
across the country and each 
conveys the strong emotion of 
that day and days to follow. 

But we are forgetting about 

Our schools, churches and 
community groups must teach 
about 9-11 in-depth — the emo- 
tion, the immensity and the 
importance of that day. 

On this second anniversary, 
nobody will forget 9-11. But it's 
not this day I'm worried about; 
it is the cold day in January or 
the lazy day in July. America's 
most important event since 
Pearl Harbor must not be for- 
gotten. On any day. 

Nigel Stark is a writer for NEXT, a 
Sunday opinion page in The Seattle 
Times, and a 2003 University of 
Washington graduate. E-mail him 

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pain, suffering and sorrow of 
having loved ones hurt or 
killed in that tragedy. 

It is important also for us to 
forever pay tribute to the 
police, firefighters and other 
emergency personnel who per- 
formed so heroically and 
courageously in the aftermath 
of that catastrophe and to the 
military personnel who have 
been at the forefront since that 
September 11 of America's 
ongoing war on terrorism in 
Afghanistan, Iraq and other 
parts of the world. 

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tears, blood, and scars on 
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from New York and 
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NSU professor's 
book signing 

Assitant Professor of English 
Julie Kane will sign copies of 
her latest book, "Rhythm & 
Booze," at the Book Merchant 
on Front Street in Natchitoches 
Saturday, Sept. 13 from 2 p.m. 
to 4 p.m. Kane's book was 
selected by internationally- 
known poet Maxine Kumin as a 
winner of the National Poetry 
Series. For more information on 
the book signing, call 357- 


Emerging Leaders is sched- 
uled to hold three sessions on 
Sept. 16, 23, and 30 in the 
Student Union Ballroom from 6 
to 8 p.m. These sessions are 
for freshman and sophomore 
students to gain better individ- 
ual, team and organizational 
skills through adventurous 

piano concert set 
for Sept. 19 

The Louisiana Piano Series 
International is scheduled to 
begin with a concert by 
Alexander Tutunov on Friday, 
Sept. 19 at 7:30 p.m. in 
Magale Recital Hall. This year's 
series will feature pianists from 
Byelorussia, South Korea, 
Russia, Poland and the United 
States. For more information 
contact Assistant Professor of 
Piano Nikita Fitenko at 357- 
5763 or visit www.fitenko.cpm/ 

Christmas Festival 
poster unveiling 

The Natchitoches Arts Council 
will hold its annual unveiling 
ceremony of the Natchitoches 
Christmas Festival Poster on 
Saturday, Sept. 27 from 6 to 8 
p.m. The theme of this year's 
poster is "Preserving the 
Past/Securing the Future." For 
more information on the poster, 
call the Natchitoches Office of 
Community Development at 


The Spirit of Northwestern 
marching band is scheduled to 
have a special halftime presen- 
tation on Saturday, Sept. 13. 
The presentation will be enti- 
tled "Music America." For more 
information, call 357-4522. 

KNWD DJ schedule 


8 "10 a.m.- Tommy McClelland 
!0-12 p.m.- Kim Brammer 
*2-2 p.m.-Chris Rodrigues 
2-4 p.m.- Rochelle Holmes and 
Levitra Kimble 


8-10 a.m.- Anthony McKaskle 
10-12 p.m.- Emily Perkins 
^2-2 p.m.-Denise Stroud 
2-4 p.m.- Leslie Westbrook and 
Kyle Shirley 


8 -10 a.m.- Kyle Carter 
10-12 p.m.- Tim Miskimon 
12-2 p.m.- Phillip Douget 
2-4 p.m.- India Reuben and 
D emetria Collins 


8-10 a.m.- Candace West 
10-12 p.m.- Kaley Wikins 
12-2 p.m.- Derrick Doyle 
^"4 p.m.- Amanda Pittman 

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8-10 a.m.- Jessica Troske 
10-12 p.m.- Angela Cobos 
12-2 p.m.- Kim Jacques and Kim 

^"4 p.m.- Adryan Maney and 
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Get down on the bricks 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Staff Writer 

Starting Saturday, the next 
Boogie on the Bricks concert 

Boogie on the Bricks is a free 
concert held on Front Street after 
all NSU Demon home football 
games. The show starts at the end 
of the game and sometimes lasts 
until midnight. 

The concerts began about five 
years ago after members of 
Johnny Earthquake and the 
Moondogs, a local band, brought 
the idea to the Natchitoches City 

"The original idea was just to 
occasionally do these shows on 
Front Street as a form of entertain- 
ment," Rodney Harrington, lead 
singer of the Moondogs, said. 
"Then football season rolled 
around and it seemed natural to 
follow a football game with a 
show," Harrington said. 

The concerts have become a tra- 

dition over the years, and the city 
of Natchitoches, the Natchitoches 
Main Street Program, the NSU 
Athletic Association, and the NSU 
Alumni Association are all now 
involved. Along with the help of 
Front Street businesses and mone- 
tary support from other local 
businesses, Boogie on the Bricks 
has grown to be a regionally 
known show. 

Doug Ireland, sports informa- 
tion director for NSU, pointed out 
that most people in small towns 
do not remain around after the 
end of a football game. Instead, 
they usually go home, to a club or 
a party. 

"It (Boogie on the Bricks) is part 
of the entire entertainment pack- 
age surrounding the football 
game day experience," Ireland 
said. "Boogie on the Bricks is an 
effort to mix the university and 
the community." 

Boogie on the Bricks does just 
that. Courtney Hornsby, main 
street manager for the city of 
Natchitoches, said that she tries to 

Boogie on the Bricks 

2003 season schedule of events 
Celebrations are after every home football game 

• Sat., Aug. 30 - Annual Zydeco 
Festival (downtown 

• Sat., Sept. 13-9 p.m. to 

Featuring: Driving South 
featuring Jim Seaman 
(NSU vs. Delaware at 6 p.m.) 

• Sat., Oct. 4-9 p.m. to 

Featuring: Rivers Revue Band 
(NSU vs. Oklahoma at 6 p.m.) 

• Sat., Oct. 11-9 p.m. to 

Featuring: The Sidemen 
(NSU vs. Southeast at 6 p.m.) 

• Sat., Oct. 25-7 p.m. to 10 

Featuring: Johnny Earthquake 

and the Moondogs 

• Sat., Nov. 22-7 p.m. to 10 

Featuring: Hoodoo Papas 
(NSU vs. SFA at 2 p.m.) 

schedule bands that play music all 
attendees will enjoy. At past 
shows, NSU students found them- 
selves interacting with local fami- 
lies, residents to the city and visi- 
tors from out of town. 
"It is something to look forward 

to, it gives locals something to do, 
and it brings people to Front 
Street," Hornsby said. 

Boogie on the Bricks begins 
Saturday, Sept. 13. 

Kicking off this year is Driving 
South, set to begin at 9 p.m. 

EOS bands rock NSU campus 

By April N. Dickson 

Staff Writer 

An eclectic crowd gathered on 
campus Saturday at the second 
annual End of Summer Festival to 
support the area's local music 

The festival was held at the field 
across from the president's house 
on the South Jefferson entrance of 

"It was cool because it was kind 
of like being in the sixties with 
everyone laying in the grass and 
playing frisbee," said freshman 
criminal justice major Marlena 

Festival founder Adam Carter 
said, "I started EOS Fest to bring 
local bands to Natchitoches and to 
let people know what's going on in 
the Louisiana area music scene." 

The day-long free show opened 
with Pineville band 7 Locks at 
11:30 a.m. After their performance 
the crowd patiently waited with 
bottles of water and blankets on 
the lawn for Systolic to arrive. 

When the crowd and representa- 
tives of KNWD feared fans would 
leave if the stage remained empty, 
an impromptu talent show began. 

Brad Hartley, music director for 
KNWD, played bass while Stoney 
Brown showed his ability to 
freestyle. Fellow freestyler Warner 
Tureaud III, general manager for 
KNWD also helped fill the gap for 
Systolic' s absence. 

At 2 p.m. the show went on as 
scheduled with A More Different 
Raquet, a three-man band from 

"More Different was my favorite 
band because they were the most 
original sound I heard that day," 
Morrow said. 

Andrew David, a junior journal- 
ism major, played a quick original 
acoustic set as Smashley mounted 
the stage. A group of guys congest- 
ed the area in front of the stage to 
see the female guitar and bass 


As the afternoon progressed into 
evening, Natchitoches locals 
Kelvin made their appearance. 
Following Kelvin was Lingus, a 
funk group from Lake Charles, La. 

Carter said, "All of the bands are 
here through networking. I found 
different bands through bands that 
I've worked with before, from 
friends of mine, and some bands 
asked me to let them play." 

The night ended with Baton 
Rouge's The Kenmores and 
Louisiana natives Zack the Rookie. 

The festival was co-sponsored 
by KNWD and the Louisiana 
branch of the Make-a-Wish foun- 

"We raised about $200 for Make- 
a-Wish. The money came from 
drink sales and donations. All of 
the money made throughout the 
day goes to the foundation," 
Carter said. 

Carter was pleased about the 
festivals turnout. "We had about 
the same turnout as last year and 
given that it was a new location, 

that was expected," Carter said. 
"We had about 300 people 
throughout the day. Different peo- 
ple would come in and out to see 
whatever band they were into." 

Carter says that as program 
manager for KNWD he plans to 
hold more events like this one 
throughout the year. He also plans 
to use the same location. 

First meat pie fest kicks off Sept. 19 

By Alisha Howard 

Staff Writer 

If you are from Natchitoches, 
most likely you know that a meat 
pie has two important parts; the 
meat pie filling and the crust. The 
meat pie filling is made with 
ground meat, ground pork, a load 
of onions, garlic, and other season- 
ings all rolled into a savory crust 
and deep fried to golden, crispy 
perfection. If you are interested in 
sampling a meat pie or have a love 
for this tasty treat, then you 
should attend Natchitoches' first 
annual Meat Pie Festival. 

The festival will be held Sept. 
19- 21 in downtown Natchitoches 
on the riverfront. The event is 
coordinated by Keri Fidelak. The 
Meat Pie Festival will bring the 
Natchitoches' Festival count up to 
four. Kicking off the festivities will 
be a brown bag concert from noon 

to 2 p.m. 

"The city of Natchitoches will 
be funding the brown bag concert 
and we will also be in charge of 
cleanup and road closure," said 
Courtney Hornsby, coordinator 
for city funded activities at the fes- 

Also on Friday, a lecture on the 
history of the meat pie will be 
given, and meat pie cooking 
demonstrations will be held by 
Lasyone's Meat Pie Kitchen. Other 
entertainment on Friday includes 
the Back Porch Band and Johnny 
Earthquake and the Moondogs. 

On Saturday, activities begin at 
8 a.m. with Nakatosh Coffee on 
the Cane and the opening of the 
Cane River Green Market, where 
local farmers will sell fresh fruit, 
vegetables, flowers and other 

For children, a magician will be 
featured at 8:30 a.m. Also, an inter- 
active animal performance will be 

presented at 10 a.m. by Reef- 
scapes. Other activities for chil- 
dren include inflatable jumps, a 
rock climbing wall, puppet shows, 
a petting zoo, face painting and 
"make it and take it" stations 
where kids create crafts that can 
be taken home. 

Two meat pie cooking contests 
will be held at noon and 4:30 p.m. 
There is a $10 entry fee for each 
contestant. Awards will be given 
for first, second, and third, places 
as well as most original meat pie. 

"I believe college-aged students 
will enjoy the meat pie making 
contest," says Keri Fidelak, the 
event coordinator. In this contest, 
teams of three compete to see who 
can make the most meat pies in a 
specified time period. This contest 
has a $20 entry fee. 

For those who are up for a chal- 
lenge, a world-sanctioned meat 
pie eating contest will be spon- 
sored by the International Federa- 

tion of Competitive Eating. 

The introduction of the Meat Pie 
Queens will take place at noon. 
The Magnolia Sisters, a Cajun 
band featured in the movie "The 
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya- 
Sisterhood," will be hitting the 
stage at 4 p.m. Other performanc- 
es Saturday include The Cajun 
Steppers, Monty and Marsha 
Brown, Joey Green and Whiskey 
Trip, and The Sidemen. 

Ending the festival on Sunday 
will be the Meat Pie Triathlon, or 
Meat Pie Tri. The race will include 
a half-mile swim in Cane River 
Lake, a 20-mile bike race, and a 
3.1-mile run along the lake. 
Following the triathlon will be a 
post-race party with an awards 
presentation. For more informa- 
tion call 1-800-264-8991 or 352- 
1900. You may also visit For 
triathlon information call 445- 

Pillow Talk 



Hi everyone! It's great to be 
back in print after a few weeks of 
well deserved napping! I hope all 
is going well with your semester, 
academically, as well as socially. 

First a few housekeeping 
details-this column will now run 
bi-monthly. I still need your input 
as far as topic ideas, personal 
experiences and feedback, be 
them good or bad. You can e-mail 
me your words of wisdom at 
currentsauce_pillowtalk@ I will try my best to 
reply personally and to include 
your input in the column. 

On to this week's topic. 

We all have decisions to make 
and to make them we must use 
our brains. Well, women use their 
brains... I'm not sure what 
process men use to make deci- 
sions. I, however, have my suspi- 

To paraphrase Minnie Driver's 
character in "Good Will 
Hunting/'if men aren't thinking 
with their wieners, they're acting 
directly on its behalf. What if 
there is something to this? 

There is something to this, in 
fact, and most women know it 
already. We use it to our advan- 
tage daily. Women are called the 
fairer sex with good reason. We 
are soft and pretty, we smell 
good, and most importantly, we 
know that men know that. 

But here's where it gets sticky. 
Men aren't stupid, dumb maybe, 
but not stupid. They know that 
we know they are easy to manip- 
ulate! They know that we use our 
feminine wiles to get what we 
want from them. They then use 
this knowledge to get what they 
want from us. It's a vicious, ugly 

The cold truth is that, men and 
women are not very different at 
all. Yes, I know, Mars and Venus 
and the speaking of different lan- 
guages and all, but really, we're 
not planets! 

We're people. We might not 
like the same things and that is 
perfectly natural. We have a dif- 
ferent genetic makeup. Men are 
programmed to like sports; 
women are programmed to buy 
shoes. Whatever our differences, 
we need to make a conscious 
effort to communicate better. 

In a perfect world, we would 
just be able to talk to each other 
and tell each other what we want, 
using no manipulation whatso- 
ever to get it. But we are not liv- 
ing in a perfect world. There is no 
such place. 

We are all, men and women 
alike, inherently ill behaved. 
We've become so focused on 
pleasing ourselves that we forget 
that we aren't the only people on 
the planet. We are similar crea- 
tures but light years away from 
an amicable existence. So, how do 
we co-exist on this tiny planet? 

Scientists and therapists have 
been trying to figure this out for 
centuries. We may never have an 
answer to this lingering question 
but it's somewhat worthwhile to 
know that manipulation is still 

Jessica Cramer is a senior journal- 
ism major. Her column will appear 
every other week in the Diversions 

return of the 
classic Cage 

By Chris Hewitt 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

Gosh, it's nice to have Nicolas 
Cage back. Not the fake Cage 
who showed up in all those 
brainless no-thrill rides ("Con 
Air," "Gone in 60 Seconds"), try- 
ing to prop up stupid roles with 
baroque behavior. I'm talking 
about the Cage whose unexpect- 
ed behaviors and exaggerated 
speech patterns take us straight 
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Cage has always been an expres- 
sionistic actor, one who uses surre- 
al behavior and an almost musical 
approach to language to illuminate 
offbeat characters, and that's true 
of his performance as Roy in the 
playful, wildly entertaining 
"Matchstick Men." Like many 
Cage characters, Roy is split inside 
himself. Unable to connect with 
other people emotionally, he lives 
an empty life, and the only way his 
feelings can come out is in 
Tourette's-like tics and obsessive- 
compulsive behavior. 

Things begin to change when 
Roy meets, for the first time, his 14- 
year-old daughter (Alison 
Lohman), who is the exact oppo- 
site of obsessive-compulsive (slop- 
py-repulsive, maybe?). She 
expresses an interest in his liveli- 

hood — he's a con artist - 
joins him and his partner 


Rockwell) in the movies' favoj 
kind of con game: the One 
Con Before I Quit the Business 

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soundtrack of snappy, 


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when he'd randomly toss a 
or a "Baby" into whatever song ^ 
was singing, but it's actually 
tightly wound as Roy. 

In a way, it sets us up as Ro 
mark. We are being conned, just 
surely as Roy's other victims, ai 
when the con is so involving, 
swift, so funny and so populai 
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Remebering 9/11 

SGA hosted a small remembrance service in the ballroom of the Student 
Union at 7:30 a.m. this morning. Students prayed by the flagpole outside 
of Kyser Hall and spoke to each other about the terror attacks of Sept. 
11, 2001. Kelli Rich, a sophomore education major at left, and Rich Lynch 
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Volleyball team sweeps Centenary tourney 


Sports Infomartion 

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hitting percentage of .556 in a 3-0 
win over Grambling in the days 
first contest. Priscilla Augusto 
recorded a double-double with 10 
kills and 10 digs in helping NSU 
to wins of 30-18, 30-19 and 30-22. 

In the nightcap, NSU defeated 
Centenary 3-0 with scores of 30- 
22, 30-23 and 30-20. Fisher again 
led the team offensively with 14 
kills while Evelyn Getzen fin- 
ished with 10 kills and led the 

team with a .391 hitting percent- 

"I'm feeling really good about 
our team right now," said head 
coach Leigh Davis. "The girls 
came together as a team on this 
trip and it showed on the court." 

Getzen, Fisher, and Latoya 
Sanders were named to the All- 
Tournament team with Fisher 
being named the tournament's 
Most Valuable Player. 

H §occer team prepares but falls in home opener 

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By Warren Hayes 

Staff Writer 

reappointment covered the soc- 
field as the Demons soccer team 
osted Oklahoma State Sunday 
■moon for their season opener. 
,e Demons were well prepared, 
,p U t there was not enough Demon 
jpirit to take a victory. 

The Demons could not keep pace 
ixith Oklahoma State in the first half, 
■ausing them to fall behind. 
'We gave up a goal within the first 

25 minutes of the game," Demons 
Head Coach Jimmy Mitchell said. 

That goal was not the only goal 
scored in the first half. Oklahoma 
players Ashley Brantley Kim 
Graves, Joanne Edwards and 
Adriane Radtke scored to make a 4- 
score in the first half. 

In the second half, the Demons 
held Oklahoma to only one goal. 
When the Demons regrouped, they 
were able to score. Brittney Hung 
scored a goal, with an assist from 
teammate Marliese Latiolais. 

"I am proud of the team's 

regroupment," Mitchell said. 

The Demons' restored unity was 
still not enough to win. Oklahoma 
State ended the game with a score of 

The Demons are physically and 
mentally prepared for the next 
game. Coach Mitchell has a new out- 
look for this season. He said hard 
practice and focus will take the 
Demons to the top. 

"We're done with losing," 
Mitchell said. 

The Demons will host 
University of Lafayette Friday. 

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Thursday, September n, 2003 
the Current Sauce 

Next week's games (home games in bold): 


Sat. vs. Delaware State — 6 p.m. 


Fri. vs. UMKC Tourney - 7 p.m. 

— Soccer — 
Fri. vs.UL-Lafayette — 1 p.m. 
Wed. vs. Centenary — 4:30 p.m. 



Joshua Barrios 

The Way I See It 


Hey everyone, can you 
smell what I smell? 

Oh yeah, that's pigskin, 
baby, and that means foot- 
ball season has crept back 
into our weekly routines. 

The first weeks of NFL 
and NCAA play are barely 
over, and already you can 
hear the footsteps of men 
across the country as they 
flock to sports bars and 
break rooms to talk about 
what happened, or didn't 
happen, last Sunday. 

I've been talking about 
what didn't happen this 
week, but I have come to 
a firm conclusion that dis- 
appointments must come. 
No matter how confident 
a team may be at the 
beginning of a season, 
they must understand that 
unexpected losses will 

For a few easy exam- 
ples, look at the NFL. The 
New Orleans Saints are 
easily on top of the list of 
the most disappointing 
teams in the history of the 
NFL. In their 36-year his- 
tory they have made it to 
the playoffs five times and 
only had success once. 

Last Sunday the Saints 
faced off against the 
Seattle Seahawks and 
were favored to win, but 
after bad decisions and 
play they went down 
flaming 27-10. 

Unfortunately, there 
were many disappoint- 
ments in the NFL last 
week, but we won't talk 
about Brett Favre's six 
interceptions against the 
Minnesota Vikings. Let's 
just say some people 
weren't too happy. 

In college football it is 
the same. Bad things hap- 
pen sometimes. 

The Demons' 27-24 loss 
to the Tulane Green Wave 
was a prime example of 
this point. Overthrown 
passes and muffed field 
goals stopped the Demons 
from moving on to a big 

The problems with 
these losses are the fans' 
reactions. Fans begin 
playing blame games, 
blaming individuals for 
the loss. 

Not every loss can be 
credited to one specific 
problem or person. Most 
sports are team sports, 
football included. Mem- 
bers of a football team go 
looking for a team-win 
not an individual win. 

Toby Zeigler cannot go 
on the field to face a team 
without the rest of the 
Demons. He can't throw 
the ball to himself and 
then make blocks for him- 
self as well. That's ridicu- 
lous to ask of an individ- 
ual player. 

How can you blame one 
person for the Tulane 
loss? It wasn't the cen- 
ter's fault on the muffed 
snap at the end of the 
game. Break it down fur- 
ther, and you will see that 
the team would not have 
been in that last minute 
position had the kicker 
not missed two previous 
field goal attempts. 

However, it doesn't stop 
there. The kicker would 
not have needed to at- 
tempt a 39-yard field goal 
had the offense produced 
when needed. 

All I am trying to say is 
that we cannot blame one 
person's mistake for the 
consequences of many. If 
we could we would all be 
in for a rude awakening. 

Cheryl Thompson / f/ie Current Sauce 

Holder Chris Stegall holds the kick for Tommy Hebert in Saturday's contest in New Orleans. Hebert missed kicks from 39 and 37 yards on the night but made a 29 yard field 
goal in overtime. NSU long distance kicker Josh Storrs made a 45 yard field goal in the third quarter and missed a 38 yarder in the closing seconds of the game. 

So, so, so close 

Three missed field goals haunt OT loss to Tulane 

By Patrick West 

Sports Editor 

Despite excellent play 
from the Demon defense 
and offense, the field goal 
units settled the game 
between NSU and Tulane 
Saturday night in the Big 

Three missed field goals 
doomed the Demons, espe- 
cially the field goal Josh 
Storrs missed with 7 sec- 
onds left to go in the game, 
helping Tulane get the win 
in overtime 27-24. 

Earlier in the game, kicker 
Tommy Hebert missed two 
field goals, one from 39 
yards and one from 37 

"Anytime you lose a foot- 
ball game it doesn't feel 
good," Demon Head Coach 
Scott Stoker said. "I thought 
we played good enough to 
win the football game, but 
just one of those deals 
where it was not meant to 

The Demons tied the 
Green Wave late in the 

fourth quarter. The Purple 
Swarm defense stopped a 
late Tulane drive when safe- 
ty Neil Ponstein put a 
vicious hit on Tulane wide 
receiver Chris Bush, halting 
Tulane' s momentum and 
forcing them to punt two 
plays later. 

"Luckily I got a good read 
on him and it felt good," 
Ponstein said, "He came 
across the middle, and I had 
good timing, and got him 

This set up quarterback 
Davon Vinson's final drive 
down the field. The Demons 
moved the ball to midfield 
when Vinson hit wide 
receiver Toby Ziegler for a 

22- yard pass play to set 
NSU up in field goal range. 
NSU killed the clock with 7 
seconds left, but a bad snap 
caused Storrs' kick to fall 

In overtime, NSU took 
posession first but had to 
settle for a field goal to take 
the lead 24-21. Tulane took 
the ball in overtime and, in 
two short plays, scored on a 

23- yard touchdown pass 

Toby Zeigler runs down the sideline being closely pursued by Tulane 
linebacker Brandon Spincer. Zeigler caught 7 catches for 65 yards. 

from Tulane quarterback J. P. 
Losman to running back 
Mewelde Moore, giving the 
Green Wave its victory. 

This was the Demons' sec- 
ond overtime game in 

school history. The other 
overtime game was against 
another Conference USA 
opponent. The Demons beat 
TCU 27-24 two seasons ago. 
The Demons outgained 

the Green Wave in total 
yards 490 to 436. Penalties 
were numerous during the 
game, stopping the Demon 
offense on several drives. 
NSU finished the night with 
12 penalties for 86 yards 
while Tulane had 10 penal- 
ties for 104 yards. 

"We opened up a little bit 
more, we played better 
offensively, but penalties 
hurt us bad in the first half 
of the game," Stoker said. 

"We were a whole lot bet- 
ter on offense this week, we 
got running receivers and 
they came up and made big 
plays tonight," Vinson said. 

The Purple Swarm de- 
fense held strong all night 
against Losman and the 
potent Tulane offense. 
Senior safety Eric Louis led 
all Demons with 14 tackles, 
two broken up passes, a 
sack, and a forced fumble. 

NSU dropped a single 
spot to No. 19 in the Sports 
Network/ CSTV I- A A Top 
25 rankings while moving 
up four spots to No. 19 in 
Division I-AA Top 25 poll. 

Demon fanatics increase attendance 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

After an opening week- 
end home crowd that one 
radio broadcaster referred to 
as "disappointing", research 
found out that 

Northwestern State ranks 
high in fan attendance in the 
Southland Conference. 
The results found showed 
NSU ranking number 2 in 
most sports except soccer, 
which is expected to grow 
when lights are added to the 
soccer field. 

The football and women's 
basketball programs were 
especially well supported 
during the 2002-2003 school 
year. Both programs ranked 
second in the conference for 
home attendance, and the 
football team ranked 24th 
nationally among Division I- 
AA schools. What makes 
this finding even more sig- 
nificant is the fact that this 
year's home opener drew 
nearly 4,000 more fans than 
last year's. 

This is indicative of the 
overall trend spanning the 
last few years, said Sports 
Information Director Doug 
Ireland. Northwestern ath- 
letics have seen "a positive 

Shantel Wempren / the Current Sauce 
Fans attend a Lady Demon soccer event in Natchitoches. Soccer attendance is increasing as the sport 
catches on in the local area with the growth of youth soccer programs. 

trend across the board" in 
terms of attendance, Ireland 
said. He points to a commu- 
nity atmosphere at NSU that 
stretches beyond athletics. 
Ireland said the band, spirit 
groups, and other student 
organizations are a primary 
reason for the high atten- 
dance. It is the atmosphere 

as well as Natchitoches itself 
that draws many fans from 
surrounding towns to sport- 
ing events. The administra- 
tion capitalizes on this inter- 
est by offering tickets at a 
reduced rate to fans from 
different parishes every 
week during football sea- 
son, Ireland said. 

However, it was not just 
the football and women's 
basketball teams that 
enjoyed large crowds. 
Every team researched (foot- 
ball, men's and women's 
basketball, baseball, softball 
and soccer) ranked at or 
above the conference aver- 
age for attendance at home 

games, with one glaring 
exception. The women's 
soccer team, which has con- 
tinually been one of 
Northwestern's most suc- 
cessful programs, played in 
front of smaller crowds than 
any other team in the 
Southland Conference. At 
first glance, this may be dif- 
ficult to understand, but 
upon a deeper look, the rea- 
sons become clearer. 

Soccer, the world's most 
popular sport, is only a 
recent addition to the sports 
scene here in Northwestern 
Louisiana-. Interest in soccer 
is on the rise because of local 
youth programs and high 
school teams in the area. 
The biggest reason for the 
small crowds is probably the 
lack of lighting. This forces 
NSU to play all home games 
during the day, when 
would-be spectators are 
either in class or at work. 
Ireland said, all the needed 
funds have been raised and 
lights will be in place at the 
beginning of next season. 

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Immigrants getting U.S. 
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Growing pains 

With enrollment on the 
rise, what is the 
University doing 
to accommodate new 

By April N. Dickson 

Activities Bureau Chief 

Julia Marshall, a sopho- 
more elementary education 
major, has to leave home 30 
minutes early after sending 
her five kids to school just to 
find a parking space in time 
to get to class. Marshall is one 
among many non-traditional 
students and commuters that 
faces this problem daily. 

Enrollment has reached an 
all-time high. Along with the 
growing number of people on 
campus comes more traffic, 
less parking, larger classes 
and less available on-campus 

NSU President Randall 
Webb said NSU is doing and 
is preparing to do many 
things to accommodate the 
changes brought by the 
growth in student popula- 

Of the many things that the 
rise in enrollment has affect- 
ed, many students notice a 
lack of convenient parking. 

Senior psychology major 
Byron Simoneaux said, "I 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

Students wait in line at Vic's in the Student Union. With enrollment increasing each year, students are finding that a broad range of campus 
services, from food services to parking, are becoming harder to access. 

really don't notice the 
increase of enrollment other 
than that there is no freakin' 
place to park." 

Webb said that the 
University has been working 
to solve the parking problems 
on campus. 

"We have added new park- 
ing lots on campus, as well as 
increased the number of park- 
ing spaces available in exist- 
ing lots," Webb said. 
"Students can help one ano- 
ther tremendously if students 

who live in 
dorms and 
who live in the 
would walk to 
class and get that exercise. 
That is just one good way to 
get one's body in shape, and 
it's just a courtesy to other 

Webb said, "What I'm try- 
ing to ensure is that people 
don't have to park at the coli- 

10,505 students make 
for fourth straight 
record eiirollrnent, 
see page 2 

seum and hope 
they can get a 
ride to school 
on the 
Shuttle and 
still make it to 
class on time." 

NSU is also analyzing and 
reworking the schedule of 
classes to minimize the 
amount of people in classes 
and the amount of traffic at 
any given time. 
"We look at peak times and 

try to spread classes out so we 
make maximum use out of 
our classrooms and reduce 
the parking problems that 
students and faculty may 
have," Webb said. 

Students that live on cam- 
pus are expected to park in 
standard parking lots instead 
of in the grass and in com- 
muter or faculty zones. 

Students have also noticed 
the build up of traffic that cor- 
responds with the parking 

■ See Enrollment, page 2 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

A Natchitoches Fire Department truck leaves Kyser Hall Friday morn- 
ing. Firefighters used fans to clear smoke from Kyser after a power 
disruption caused air conditioning units to overheat. 

Power disruption 
blacks out classes 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Editor in chief 

A faulty power wire over- 
heated air conditioning units 
in Kyser Hall, prompting 
administrators to cut power 
to most academic buildings 
Friday morning. 

The decision was followed 
by an announcement cancel- 
ing many Natchitoches cam- 
pus classes for the day as 
workers investigated and 
repaired the problem. 

Smoke, apparently origi- 
nating from the Ora G. 
Williams Television Studio 

and Auditorium on Kyser's 
first floor around 9:15 a.m., 
started to spread into the 
floor's halls and classrooms 
at about mid-morning 

The building's fire alarms, 
which an email to faculty 
said were being tested 
around the same time, were 
disregarded by some faculty. 
Students in at least one class 
on Kyser's first floor were 
told to disregard the alarms 
as tests, only to smell smoke 
minutes later and be instruct- 
ed to leave the building. 

The Natchitoches Fire 
■ See Smoke, page 3 

Nader accepts SGA 
bid to speak at NSU 

Consumer advocate, 
former presidential 
candidate to get 
$15,000 for visit 

By Kyle Shirley 

Staff Writer 

Former presidential candi- 
date Ralph Nader has 
accepted a $15,000 bid to 
speak at NSU this fall as part 
of the Distinguished Lecture 

Nader ran for U.S. presi- 
dent in 2000 on the Green 
Party ticket. He is the author 
of a weekly syndicated 
newspaper column and sev- 
eral books on topics ranging 
from politics to economics 
and healthcare. He has also 
formed many political and 
public service organizations. 

"I think he'd be a really 
good speaker," said Director 
of Student Affairs Carl 
Henry. "There aren't many 
opportunities you'll have to 
hear someone like that in 

SGA President Greg 
Comeaux confirmed Nader's 

Ralph Nader 

Consumer advocate, 
lawyer and author. 

Ran for president 
with the Green Party, 

Helped found dozens 
of advocacy groups. 

acceptance of the SGA's 
$15,000 bid and invitation 
Wednesday afternoon. SGA 
Commissioner of Academic 
Affairs Mindy McConnell 

SGA 2003 

For Monday's 
meeting report and 
a student elections 
update, see page 3 

For results of 
student elections as 
soon as they're 
posted, see 

said Nader's lecture will be 
held in the Student Union 
Ballroom in mid-November. 

The Distinguished Lecture 
Series Committee, a subcom- 
mittee of Academic Affairs, 
has between $7,000 and 
$10,000 each semester to 
spend on a lecturer. Any 
unused funds roll over into 
the following semester's 
budget. The committee cur- 
rently has around $20,000, 
McConnell said. 

Nader was selected over 
fellow 2000 presidential hope- 
ful Alan Keyes and genetic 
researcher Dr. Panos Zanos. 

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The Sept. 11 front-page story "Blanco stumps at NSU" is 
the work of Kyle A. Carter, not April Dickson. 

Two photos on page 5 of the Sept. 11 Current Sauce do 
not have captions. The top photo pictures, from left, 
bass guitarist Dominique Durandy, drummer Drew 
Campell and singer Ashley Ewing from the band 
Smashley, The bottom photo is of Ewing. Both were 
taken by staff photographer Amanda Breaux. 

the Current Sauce 







The Way I See It 


News — the Current Sauce — Thursday, September 18, 2003 

Enrollment a broken record^ 

10,505 registered for fall; fourth straight best-ever yeai 





Staff writer 

By Katrina Dixon 

Fall enrollments since 1993 

Figures in thousands, boldface denotes record year 

NSU released the fall 2003 enroll- 
ment figures on Wednesday, which 
showed that the number of enrolled 
students has reached a record high 
of 10,505. 

Compared to the records for last 
year's fall 2002 semester, there are 
about 340 more students registered 
for classes this year. 

Some students and faculty mem- 
bers are questioning whether the 
University is trying to accommodate 
the large increase. 

Jennifer Brock, a junior anthropol- 
ogy major, feels that high enrollment 
numbers can be good and bad for 
the school. 






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Source: NSU Office of Institutional Research, 

"It is apparent that enrollment has 
increased, which is good for the 
school. But, it is not necessarily good 
for the students, as nothing has been 
to done to accommodate the grow- 
ing student population," Brock said. 

The past 10 fall semesters at NSU 
have had mostly increases in atten- 
dance, except for the years 1996, 
1997, and 1998. In fall of 1999, the 
enrollment numbers started to rise 
again, and that trend has since con- 

tinued. The largest increase took 
place in fall 2002, which had an 
additional 744 students compared to 

Richard Tanous, an assistant pro- 
fessor of criminal justice, thinks that 
one reason there is an addition of so 
many people is the struggling econ- 

"One of the major issues is the 
economy of the country. People 
realize that with the loss of jobs and 
different career objectives, they have 
to change their career pursuits. 
That's part of the reason some 
return to college. I think younger 
people are seeing their parents go 
through hard times, so they are get- 
ting a higher education for better 
quality of life," Tanous explained. 

Parking spaces, or the lack of 

them, are a major concern for stu- 
dents. It has remained a familiar 
problem not only for students, but 
also for faculty members who drive 
to school. The campus police play a 
central role in controlling the traffic 
conditions at NSU. Tanous has been 
disappointed with their efforts to 
deal with the accumulation of vehi- 
cles and people. 

"The traffic on campus has drasti- 
cally increased and I don't believe 
the University Police Department is 
taking on a community policing 
philosophy. This means they must 
be more proactive in dealing with 
the growing numbers at NSU, and 
with problem-solving issues of the 
past in direct relations with traffic 
parking. I think officer discretion 
needs to reflect a community polic- 

ing philosophy in dealing with I 
students and faculty," Tanous sail 

Robyn Selders, a senior journ 
ism major, works as a computer 
assistant in the library and fet 
some changes are being made 

"Business in this computer lab 
about the same, but I know 
there are supposed to be new L 
opening. There is going to be 
Bossier dorm, on the third floor 
Sabine, and there is also 
Adult Learning Center lab in 
student union for nontradi 
students. However, parking is 
pretty bad. The library parking lot 
full, and the people driving 
cars aren't in the library. I thii 
building a parking garage so: 
where would be a good 
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Tremain Jones, a junior broadcast 
journalism major, said, "There are 
way too many people on campus 
and in traffic. Traffic is like, you get 
no where fast. If s like a parade. I 
feel like I should be throwing candy 
out the window most of the time." 

Webb said he hopes spreading 
out class times will help relieve 
many of the traffic problems on 

Housing crowding 

The University is also planning to 
increase housing availability and 
improve existing dorms. 

Director of University Recruiting 
Jana Lucky said that if students 
apply for financial aid and housing 
in a timely manner, rather than 
waiting until the beginning weeks 
of the semester, many of the prob- 
lems will diminish. 

"The main thing we are experi- 
encing is as Northwestern contin- 
ues to grow, there will be growing 
pains along the way," Lucky said. 
"Students are having to make earli- 
er decisions." 

Webb said, "We are exploring the 
feasibility of building additional 
suites or semi-suites as well as look- 
ing at how we can upgrade existing 
student residence halls." 

Until these facilities become 
available, Webb encourages stu- 
dents to note the amount of quality 
off -campus housing that is offered. 

Services take a hit 

Many student services have also 
been affected by the increasing 

Jones, who has been attending 
NSU since 1998, said, "When I first 
got here, it would take 20 minutes 
to an hour to get through fee pay- 
ment. Now, I'm lucky if I'm out in 
three hours if I go on the first day. 
People used to have time to tell you 
what you needed to get your class- 
es together and to go through finan- 
cial aid. Now it's like, 'Now serving 
number 402'." 

Webb said that students with this 
problem should consider using 
myNSU online. This service allows 
students to access almost every 
aspect of their college career. 

"On the Web site, we ask students 
to tell us how we can make it better. 
They are roughly half through with 
that portal and it will be extremely 
helpful in student services when it 
is completed," Webb said. 

He said that one of the helpful 
tools that is being added to the Web 
site is a calculator that will help stu- 
dents know how many hours and 
what grades are needed to take to 
maintain or heighten their GPA 
before graduation. 

Bobby Hamous, store manager at 
the university bookstore, said that 
he has been working to help the 
flow of extra students and cus- 
tomers in the store. He has hired 
extra cashiers to help traffic flow 
and has done a lot of reordering to 
accommodate the number of fresh- 

"We make sure people are going 
to the right lines, and we have peo- 
ple helping to regulate the flow of 
traffic," Hamous said. 

Hamous also hopes to create a 
system that will allow students to 
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"People used to have time to tell you 
what you needed to get your classes 
together and to go through financial 
aid. Now it's like, 'Now serving number 

Tremain Jones 

Junior broadcast journalism major and 6-year student 

tification cards. When this system is 
in place, Hamous said that book 
vouchers_ would no longer be neces- 
sary at University Bookstore. 

Bread (and burger) lines 

Students have also noticed the 
crowded dining facilities during 
peak hours. Food Service Director 
Perry Martin recognizes the lack of 
space in the Student Union. Martin 
said that when the union was 
designed, the number of students at 
the University was significantly 

"We are trying to grow as the 
campus grows. We are looking for 

ways to better serve and are trying 
to make the best use of the limited 
space as possible," Martin said. 

Martin is looking for ways to 
redesign operations for quicker 
service, as well as reworking the 
layout of the dining area to provide 
more seating. 

Eva Sterling a sophomore public 
relations major, said, "I think that 
they try as hard as they can. It just 
seems like it takes the hamburger 
line forever, but they make them 
fresh so that's better." 

Martin said that the real problems 
in the eating facilities cannot be cor- 
rected unless the entire area is 

remodeled. In the meantime, exfj 
attendants have been added to foo|eparhn« 
service lines during busy times { smoke 
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Keeping enrollment up ^rs blocl 

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change, the recruiting offices aify office 
working to keep boosting enrolL halls 
ment. NSU's recruiting hailed ai 
branched out to East Texas, and iges f a 
working to increase recruiting in th»g rumc 
Scholars' College, as well as wtyhat wa: 
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fer students. o to clas 

Lucky said that the recruitin| There 1 
office is also striving to increase thrith the 
quality of students at NSU. taction n 

"We try to recruit retainable styundarr 
dents. We don't promise anythin An e-n 
we don't have," Lucky said. he NSL 

Webb said, "We've tried each ye&800 vi 
to increase proportions of studenienvenu 
in our freshman classes who are beihe cablt 
ter prepared and are stronger shf elect 
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 — the Current Sauce — News 

£^GA considers blocking parts of Sam Sibley Drive 

^ylections turnout taking average pace 


:>uter lab 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

. ■ jsjext Monday the SGA will vote 
lg with] a biH proposed by me Traffic 

nous saic ^ p ar king Committee to block 

ior jourm j a p 0r tion of campus to correct 

mputer 1 ^ ^ff j c problem. According to 

anc ^ te< e bill a portion of Sam Sibley 

rive, the area in front of the 

native and Performing Arts 

know th ulding, and the Student Union 

e new drive, which runs under the 

:o be onetdestrian bridge, will be blocked 

ird floor u 

Iso a neifhe bill states that blocking off 
lab in *is section of Sam Sibley Drive 
tradition ill control the number of NSU 
king is st udents and employees who 
irking lot ove their cars from one side of 
ving tho»mpus to the other. 
y. I thiprhere is no campus in the 
age somjnited States where people can 
•od ideajo ve tne ^ r cars ^ e we do," said 
pA advisor Carl Henry. "This is a 

walking campus. There's no place 
on campus that's more than a five 
minute walk from the Student 

Senators will also debate 
Monday on a bill that would 
increase the maximum amount a 
student can receive from an SGA 
Student Loan from $50 to $75. 

This week the SGA voted to 
approve the SGA budget, and set 
aside $400 for organizational 

In order for an organization to 
obtain a grant, an application 
must be turned in before the last 
Friday in September. Applications 
can be picked up in Room 214 of 
the Student Union. Organizational 
grants are only given for special 
projects and / or events that benefit 
all students of the Natchitoches 

SGA elections began yesterday 
and yielded an average student 
voter turnout for the first day. 

Senator Kelli Miller, who was 
working at the polls, said that she 
noticed a better turnout than last 


"People have been coming 
steadily throughout the day, and 
last year they definitely came in 
spurts," Miller said. "Last year, 
nobody voted until 10, but we had 
students voting at 8:15 this morn- 

When the polls closed yesterday 
afternoon, a total of 370 students 
had voted. 

"It was a good turnout, today. 
We've been busy all day," Henry 

Henry said that the total aver- 
age student turnout of a fall elec- 
tion is between 600 and 900 stu- 

"Judging from today, the 
turnout will probably be over 700 
students," Henry said. 

Miller said the polls were the 
busiest at noon, and the lines 

Rex Brown, a freshman nursing major, votes in student elections on Wednesday afternoon. 

Chris Reich / the Current Sauce 

lengthened to a 15-minute wait. 
Students who already signed in 
received red tickets. If a student 
had to leave for class, the tickets 

would allow him or her to vote 
without having to sign in again. 

Elections will continue today 
until 4:30 p.m. Results will be 

posted this evening on the doors 
of the SGA and SAB offices. 

If there are any runoffs, voting 
will take place Sept. 24-25. 



ime, exts 

led to fooleparrment responded to reports 
y times i smoke with two fire trucks. After 
rriving and examining the studio, 
refighters and campus police offi- 
U P ers blocked off parts of the south 
ntinues |ta e f Kyser, including several fac- 
)ffices aity offices, and set up fans to clear 
ng enrobe halls of the smoke. Students 
:m 8 hailed around the blocked pas- 
:as, and kges Lr several minutes, exchang- 
ing in fW rumors and questions about 
11 as wil^hat was going on, before being 
and tranjtsrructed to use other stairwells to 
p to class. 

There had been no evident fire, 
ith the studio and adjoining pro- 
ction rooms intact and apparent- 

An e-mail from Roy Vallery of 
e NSU Physical Plant said a 
,800 volt power cable under a 
f studenljienvenu Hall parking lot failed. 
10 are beflie cable's failure blew a fuse on 
)nger stif electrical feed switch that 
(elped supply power to the west 
e increased of campus. 
1 continu Th e blown fuse and cable failure 
jniversifpused a "single-phase condition," 
jr a serious disruption in the flow 
if electricity, that affected most 

buildings on the west end of cam- 
pus. According to the Wisconsin 
Public Service Corporation Web 
site, a single-phase condition 
would allow a motor, such as 
Kyser's air handlers, to continue 
ninning but would also overheat 
them due to the disrupted energy 

Vallery's e-mail cited the single- 
phase condition as the reason sev- 
eral motors, including air handlers, 
burned up. He said there was no 
danger of a fire due to the condi- 

University President Randall 
Webb and several other University 
administrators were contacted 
sonn after the smoke was reported. 
Webb soon arrived at Kyser and 
examined the situation with his 
aide, physical plant employees and 
other administrators. 

NSU22 director David Antilley 
said he was in the NSU22 news- 
room, separated by a door and a 
hallway from the TV studio, when 
he noticed strange behavior from 
the newsroom's computer moni- 

"They were just clicking on and 
off," Antilley said. "I unplugged 
one and plugged it back in to 
another socket, and it started click- 
ing again. Then I plugged it into 
another socket and it worked fine. 

"That's when I smelled smoke 
and thought, 'Uh, oh. That's not 

Antilley and student broadcast 
media technician Roy Davis went 
into the studio and saw smoke 
drifting down from the ceiling, illu- 
minated by the studio and auditori- 
um lights. Smoke also filled the stu- 
dio's audio control room. Antilley 
said campus police arrived to the 
studio at about the same time. 

Vallery's e-mail said the process 
of isolating and repairing the fault- 
ed cable interrupted power to the 
west side of campus throughout 
the day. Rapides and Sabine resi- 
dence halls and Iberville dining 
hall both reported 30 to 45 minute 
outages Friday morning. 

Less than an hour after the 
smoke was reported, Director of 
Student Support Services Don 
Barker announced to students 

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standing outside Kyser's north 
entrance that the building was 
being closed for the day, all classes 
scheduled there were being can- 
celled, and electricity had been cut 
to much of the west end of campus. 
Kyser, Fournet, Williamson, 
Morrison, and Bienvenu halls were 
without power, as were the Family 
and Consumer Sciences building, 
the Health and Human 
Performance building, and the 
Teacher Education Center pods. 

Power was not cut to Russell 
Hall and the Creative and 
Performing Arts buildings, and 
Barker instructed students to go to 
classes there as usual. Food service 
in Iberville continued with some 
disruption, as staff moved to paper 
records for recording meal plan 
and declining balance usage after 
electronic card reading systems 
went down. Enough food had 
already been prepared, however, to 
continue serving students through 
the outage. 

Classes in all of the buildings 
except Kyser briefly continued, 
with many in-progress classes 

using windowed, sunlit rooms. 
Some faculty in Fournet Hall, wait- 
ing on word from University 
administrators, considered moving 
large lecture classes scheduled for 
blacked-out interior rooms into 
smaller rooms with windows. 

At least Fournet, Williamson and 
Morrison planned to remain open 
for class without power until 
instructed otherwise by adminis- 

At about 11 a.m., department 
heads received notice from admin- 
istrators that classes in buildings 
without power had been cancelled 
for the day. A handful of classes still 
in session by the announcement 
continued until they were dis- 

Physical plant workers and per- 
sonnel from the city of 
Natchitoches began repairs on the 
faulted cable by 2 p.m., restoring 
power to all of the west end of cam- 
pus except Watson Library and the 
Watson Library chiller station, 
which supplies chilled water for air 
conditioning to several nearby 

Vallery's e-mail said the cable 
was repaired by 10 p.m. However, 
problems resurfaced at the Watson 
chiller station on Sunday after 
physical plant workers noticed 
another current imbalance on one 
of the chiller's motors. 

Repairs to fix the problem began 
at 5 a.m. Monday morning. Power 
to the west end of campus was 
again briefly interrupted as city of 
Natchitoches workers repaired 
cables bringing power to campus 
from the city of Natchitoches. 
Watson Library and its chiller sta- 
tion were powerless for a couple of 
hours as physical plant workers 
repaired the chiller's transformer. 

Classes otherwise continued as 
usual on Monday. Some electronic 
locks in Kyser Hall were damaged, 
locking students and faculty out of 
some offices and a computer lab. 

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Barrios, Photo Editor Cheryl 
Thompson, Administration Bureau 
Chief Elaine Broussard, photographer 
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News — the Current Sauce — Thursday, September 18, 2003 

Constitutional amendments flood state election ballo 

Introduction by Janet Fontenot 

Class writer 

Louisiana voters will decide on 15 
proposed constitutional amendments 
in the Oct 4 statewide election. The 
newest amendment proposals bring 
the total of proposals up to 184 since 
1974, with 111 approved, according to 
the public Affairs Research Council of 
Louisiana, Inc 

A PAR internet article quoted Jim 
Brandt president of PAR as saying the 
number of amendments approved 
since 1974 indicate a comprehensive 
review of the state's constitution may 
be necessary. An analysis of the pro- 
posed amendments and Brandf s com- 
ments are available online at 
http:/ / 

The amendments on the Oct. 4 bal- 
lot, according to the PAR include three 
proposals related to funding sources for 
coastal restoration, a proposal that fail- 
ing schools should be taken over by the 
state, Transportation Infrastructure 
Model for Economic Development 
(TIMED) highway program changes, 
lottery proceeds dedication, the admin- 
istrative law system, use of public 
funds for economic development 

(two), membership to the workers' 
compensation corporation board, 
undoing drafting problems (two), leg- 
islative auditor political activity and 
judges' retirement age. 

Registration deadline has passed for 
the October election, however absentee 
balloting is from Sept. 22 to Sept 27. 
Information on absentee ballots and 
polling stations in Natchitoches is avail- 
able from the Louisiana Elections office, 
200 Church Street Natchitoches, or by 
calling 318-357-2211. Sample ballots for 
each Natchitoches Parish precinct are 
available at 
http: / / / cgibin / ?rq 
styp^BLTPD&rqsdta=10040335. Voter 
registration deadline for the Nov. 15 
runoff is Oct. 14, according to the 
Registrar of Voters Office. 

Proposed amendment No. 1 would 
provide $35 million annually to be 
given to the Wetlands Conservation 
and Restoration Fund. It would bring 
in more money by depositing the min- 
eral revenue settlements funds directly 
into the Restoration fund. The funds 
would allow for more highway con- 
struction, and the federal government 
would match the funds raised for high- 

way construction with federal money. 
People who support the amendment 
argue that it is important to fund the 
state's role in the $14 billion project to 
conserve Louisiana's wetlands. This 
amendment would be helpful in fund- 
ing the cost and "would demonstrate 
Louisiana's willingness and ability to 
pay its share," according to the Public 
Affairs Research Council of Louisiana 
Web site. 

People who oppose the Amendment 
argue that more research should be 
done before any more money is given 
to the restoration efforts. Opponents 
also argue that efforts to preserve the 
wetlands are pointless. According to 
the Web site, opponents "propose that a 
more logical solution would be to let 
nature take its course and dedicate 
funding instead to moving coastal 
communities out of harm's way." 

Darla Williford 

Proposed amendment No. 2 would 
create the Louisiana Restoration Fund. 
The fund would take twenty percent of 
the revenues from the state's tobacco- 
settlement, placing the money in the 
state's treasury. The Coastal 
Restoration Fund would take 20 per- 

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cent of the revenues from the 60 percent 
it is getting for the Millennium Trust 
which is used to create funds for the 
Health Excellence Fund, Education 
Excellence and TOPS Fund. The rev- 
enues would come from the future sale 
of tobacco products in the state, but it 
would stay dormant except if the settle- 
ment is to be sold. The money would 
be used by the legislature for programs 
that would help reduce the wearing 
away of Louisiana's coast and wet- 

People who support the amendment 
argue that the amendment would put 
money in a fund that would help 
restore Louisiana's coast and wetlands. 
The amendment would also get money 
to help preserve Louisiana's wetlands 
without having to increase taxes or 
decrease funds for other services. Some 
also argue that by adding the proposed 
amendment to Louisiana's state consti- 
tution, it would show the state's will- 
ingness to help restore the wetlands. 

People who oppose the amendment 
argue that the Louisiana Restoration 
Fund would take the money from the 
Millennium Trust, which is already an 
insufficient fund. Taking 20 percent 
from the tobacco-settlement revenues 
would subtract $1.9 million from pro- 
grams that help with public schools 
and health care. Another argument 
against the proposed amendment is 
that the money from the tobacco-settle- 
ment should be given to programs that 
are related closely to the revenues from 
the settlement, such as health care. 

Kindra Watson 

Proposed amendment No. 3 would 
permit the Louisiana legislature " to 
limit the state's liability for all damages 
caused by coastal restoration projects." 

The state of Louisiana now faces a 
$2.2 billion court payment to oyster 
farmers resulting from damaged leases 
the farmers had in the early 1990s. Due 
to raised salt levels in the water, more 
than 200 oyster farmers suffered losses 
with waterbeds that were not suitable 
for cultivation. 

According to the Public Affairs 
Research Council of Louisiana, people 
who support the amendment believe 
there should be a limit on the amount 
of money the state can award for dam- 
age of private property due to the on - 
going coastal restoration projects. 
According to the Council plaintiffs are 
receiving more than the total cost for 
the past 100 years and want to assure 
that the state has the proper funds to 
continue their restoration to coastal 
property. A vote for the bill assures the 
security of the funds and gives some 
compensation to the losses of those 

who lease coastal property. 

People who oppose the amendment 
believe oyster farmers are legally enti- 
tled to compensation for their present 
and future losses according the public 
affairs research council of Louisiana. 
They believe that the law should apply 
to other private property owners as 
well. Officials have estimated that the 
restoration to the coastal property 
could affect almost three-quarters of the 
private oyster beds and possibly wipe 
them out A vote against the bill allows 
property owners to receive damages 
without a limit on compensation 

Amy K. Wakefield 

Proposed amendment No. 4 would 
allow the state Board of Elementary 
and Secondary Education to take tem- 
porary control of failing schools. 
According to a national survey, 
Louisiana schools are not ranked 
among the nation's best 

People who support this amend- 
ment are, for the most part school 

The Louisiana Governor's Web site 
stated, "The passing of this amend- 
ment would give the superintendents 
the leverage they need to make big 
changes in failing schools." The Board 
would allow for an adequate supply of 
teachers by "providing scholarships 
and stipends for prospective teachers in 
areas where there is a critical shortage." 
The board will also provide money to 
fund school remediation programs. 

If the Board fails to gain control of 
the failing schools, the local school sys- 
tems will remain in control. 

John Smith 

Proposed amendment No. 5 would 
change the selection process for three of 
the 12 seats on the Louisiana Workers 
Compensation Corporation's board of 
directors. This amendment would do 
away with the current selection meth- 
ods and would demand that the three 
seats be filled from two separate lists of 
three qualified individuals. The 
amendment would also change the cri- 
teria for one of the positions, requiring 
that the individual be licensed by the 
state to sell worker's insurance and to 
have held an executive level position in 
the same field. 

People who support the amendment 
believe that it will further solidify the 
importance of the decade old corpora- 
tion In a presentation to the Baton 
Rouge Press dub, the amendment was 
touted by backers as advancing 
"LWCC's mission of providing stability 
and affordability in worker's compen- 
sation." The fact that the organization 
would now be able to operate as a pri- 

vate mutual insurance company 
also being presented by the backers 
reason to pass the amendment 
A vote for would change the 
highway widening program by 
ping a segment of LA 1 5, switchirij 
ments to connect to a four-1 
Arkansas route and adding eight 
left out of US 61 . A vote against w> 
continue the existing project d< 

People w 
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Proposed amendment No. 

Transportation Infrastructure Mc 
for Economic Development highv 
widening project would correct 
specify the wording in the constitutiaised in th< 
The proposal is aimed to remove seftccording 
tions of the highway that have alreacfcsearch C 
been corrected or needs to be mdudJasses, a vc 
or excluded in the constitution. Aarish on 1 
example of such correction is as iLifhin that 
lows: "US Highway 61 fro} People 
Thompson Creek of Mississippi Lirttnert say it 
instead of "US 61-Bains to Mississippi* propa 
Line." Attract intei 

According to the Public AjffaiLouisiana. - 
Research Council of Louisiana, peopjGovernor's 
who are in favor of proposed amerleoeived oi 
ment No. 6 would change the projanternation; 
by cutting a portion of highwAvhereas sfc 
Louisiana 15, switching segments iproperty 
connect to a four-lane Arkansas roufeceived 20 
and adding eight miles of road to tn People v 
left of US 61. The proposal would saijsay it prov 
approximately $62.4 millioa (tax break t< 

The Public Affairs Research Cour«fand does n 
also notes those who oppose proposajob creation 
amendment No. 6 want to continuthe Liberal 
with the program currently in effect Hshifting oil 
doing so, the Department Jfheongoin 
Transportation and Development estfaith in the 
mated it will cost the state $40.5 millicjtax exempt 
due to errors in the projects descrip 
tions. The program currently levies! 
four-cent per gallon tax on gasoline |j Propose 
fund its projects. Iwould alio 

Shameka Peter et sales to 
also limit ti 

Proposed amendment No. 7 wouk gambling { 
allow the state to set up an infrastruc Research C 
turebank The bank would use publi states, "M 
money to provide low-interest loans t make sure 
public or private entities for the devei proceeds w 
opment of roads and highways. If tntwo specifi 
amendment is passed, the Louisiaitity being u: 
Infrastructure Bank will be operable a cational sy: 
soon as the funds become available. People 
People who support the amendment, accc 
ment believe that it would enable ^Research i 
state to fund more highway and road good that 
way projects. According to the researd, vide hel p 
by the Public Affairs Research Cound problems, 
of Louisiana, the supporters content Council of 
the growing lack of resources have disj ^ fe vor ° : 
couraged construction of these project will correct 
and hope this action could be a wayij tety proca 

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People i 

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report of ' 

Council of 

By Jimmy Brown 

Staff writer 

NSU 22 features new equipment 
and provides students with quality 
working skills. 

"We have started receiving new 
digital equipment and digital edi- 
tors," said Director for NSU 22 
David Antilley. "Hopefully, by the 
end of the semester, we will be 
completely digital. Our picture 
quality will be better." 


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Antilley also gave insight on a 
new idea that would make the 
broadcast even more exciting. 

"We will be doing news- 
room/anchor tosses, where one of 
our reporters will be in the news- 
room and the anchor will toss a 
story to the reporter where they 
will lead in their package and then 
the package would be played. Then 
the reporter will toss it back to the 
anchor on the set," Antilley said. 

NSU 22 also gives students an 
opportunity to receive hands-on 
experience. Returning news anchor 
Leigh-Ann Culbert, a sophomore 
broadcast journalism major, wishes 
to gain more experience for her 
future career outside the classroom. 

"What better way to get comfort- 
able in front of the camera with 
practice. Plus, employers not only 
care about a good grade point aver- 
age, but having experience helps 
tremendously. NSU 22 is a great 
way to prepare myself for what I 
want to do," Culbert said. 

Auditions for the cast and 
crewmembers were held on Sept. 9. 

Alongside Culbert, Katie Duriffl 
Shelley Sparks, and Mandy Wan 
were chosen for the anchor and 
executive producer positions 
Assistant producers and anchffl 
backups are Kayla Brosett 
Chamara Daily, Lauren Kennedl 
LaTosha Lewis, Tressa Martin, and 
D'nea Tyler. Kim Jaques anl 
Brodie Vidrine will give the weathl 
er forecasts. The weather backup fi 
Kallie Menard. John Smith and 
Mark Wethington will cover sportsj 
while Constance Perkins and 
Andrae Trepagnier will serve as tfri 
sports backups. Shantel Wempreti 
and Kaley Wilkens will coordinatf 
the teleprompter. 

On Friday, three motors in the ail 
conditioning system, located in the 
ceiling of the newsroom and NSu 
22 set, overheated and produced 
much smoke. Despite the air-condi-' 
tioning mishap, NSU 22 will still 
make its debut broadcast for thi^ 
semester on Tuesday at 3:30 p.rft' 
The broadcast will air live weekly 
on Tuesdays and Thursdays m 
3:30 p.m. 

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he backers increase the resources, 
dment People who oppose the amendment 
ion the availability 'of money to 
The money for the loans would 
obtained from the interest acquired 
local taxation As the Council 
icated in its research concern lies in 
willingness of the state citizens to 


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a four- 
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reject descri ^cept more taxes. 

Kelli Miller 

lent No. Proposed amendment No. 8 would 
jcrure Moixempt oil companies from paying 
nent highws jroperty taxes for storing, converting 
d correct at % renovating on land drilling rigs to be 
le constitutiaised in the Outer Continental Shelf. 

remove sAccording to the Public Affairs 
t have alrea*esearch Council, if the amendment 
to be includajasses, a vote would be called in each 
nstitution J\ jarish on whether to continue taxes 
tion is as 6 yithin mat parish 

f 61 frq People who support the amend- 
sissippi Line nent say it will create jobs for the state, 
to Mississip [he proposed tax exemptions would 
attract international oil companies to 
\iblic AffajLouisiana. According to the Louisiana 
isiana, peopjGovemor's Office Web site, Louisiana 
xjsed amerieceived only 1 percent of what one 
ge the proje^nternational company spent last year, 
of highwlvhereas states that already exempted 
segments taoperty taxes on on-shore rigs 
'ed 20 to 80 percent. 
People who oppose the amendment 
al would sa^ay it provides only another possible 
on fax break to those who do not need it 

earch Counqand does not guarantee any significant 
ose proposdjob creation. Furthermore, according to 
t to continuthe Liberal State Monitor Web site, the 
ly in effect. Bjshifting oil market, compounded with 
artment jthe ongoing war overseas, lends little 
lopment esjfaith in the economic rationality of this 
• $40.5 milliatax exemption, 
ecf s descrip Anthony McKaskle 

aitly levies 

n gasoline t Proposed Amendment No. 9 
Iwould allow revenue from lottery tick- 
meka Petaet sales to aid state schools. It would 
lalso limit the money to help those with 
No. 7 woul^gambling problems. The Public Affairs 
an infrastni Research Council of Louisiana Web site 
Id use pubS states, "Most importantly it would 
erest loans t make sure that the use of the lottery 
or the devei proceeds would only be used for these 
ways. If it two specified purposes with the major- 
le Louisianf ity being used for improving state edu- 
e operable 3 cational systems." 
available. ] People who support the amend- 
the amendment according to the Public Affairs 
d enable U Research Council of Louisiana, feel 
ay and road'' good that their money will also pro- 
) the researd) vide help for those with gambling 
arch Cound problems. The Public Affairs Research 
ters contere Council of Louisiana said, 'The citizens 
ces have cfe in favor of the amendment believe it 
hese project will correct the errors in the current lot- 

1 be a wayfj toy proceeds amendments approved 

its oaae • ^ voters m 1990" 

People who oppose' the amendment 

^ J, do not believe it is really going to 
31 I accom plish anything, according to the 
report of The Public Affairs Research 
Council of Louisiana. They say it dedi- 
cates a state revenue to an unrelated 
expenditure, thus reducing flexibility 
of the legislature in making decisions 
concerning funding the state's total 
budget. The Council Web site states, 
"the citizens argue that the impact of 
this change would be negligible, 
because lottery revenues only make up 
around 4 percent of state funding for 
education and 2 percent of the total cost 
of education." 

Y'esha Jackson 

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)ver sports Proposed amendment No. 10 
rkins and would authorize the legislature to 
serve as the change from a statutory law system to 
! Wempren an administrative law system. This 
coordinate change would give Louisiana the right 
to judicial review of administrative law 
rs in the ail judges' decisions. Currently, 
:ated in the Louisiana's state agencies do not have 

1 and NSL the right to review these decisions, 
produced People who support the amend- 

;air-condi- B1e nt would be in favor of priority 

2 will still hearings (such as child custody hear- 
ist for this Wgs) thereby, reducing the state's case- 
: 3:30 p.m lo ads. 

ive weeklf Coushatta resident Virginia 
irsdays at Colclasure said there needs to be a sys- 

tem of checks and balances put into 

"Right now there is the ability to 
appeal" she said, and she believes that 
this should be kept because not all 
judges always make the right deci- 

People who oppose the amendment 
would like to keep the current law sys- 
tem in place. This would leave 
Louisiana's state agencies without the 
right to appeal any decisions made by 
an administrative law judge. Those 
who oppose also understand that elect- 
ed officials are accountable to voting 
citizens, whereas the administrative 
law judges are appointed. 

Theresa Huffman 

Amendment No. 11, known as the 
Budget Stabilization Fund, lifts the pro- 
hibition on the use of parish or city tax 
revenues dedicated to economic devel- 
opment. This fund was set aside when 
the state had surplus revenue. The 
amendment would let local govern- 
ments give money to private business- 
es for economic growth. The money 
received from the surplus revenue 
would be used for buying property, 
buildings, factories and machinery, and 

People who support the amend- 
ment believe the Budget Stabilization 
Fund would help support the "Rainy 
Day Fund." Both will assist the gov- 
ernment during financially rough 
times by not allowing the state to do 
large budget cuts or raise taxes. 
Supporters also believe the fund 
would contribute to a low state debt if 

People who oppose the amendment 
do not support the proposal because of 
the possibility of corruption and the 
use of misappropriated funds. Also, 
the amendment would only allow cer- 
tain businesses to develop economical- 

Rochelle Holmes 

Proposed amendment no. 12 deals 
with the issue of contraband. State law 
currently gives law enforcement offi- 
cers the right to confiscate illegal items 
related to drug crimes. According to 
the Public Affairs Council of Louisiana, 
the amendment would expand the 
current law by giving officers more 
power in confiscating items of any 

According to The Public Affairs 
Council of Louisiana, this will remove 
any doubt as to what can be taken by 
police officers and may prevent future 
court cases. , . 

Information provided by the Public 
Affairs Council of Louisiana states that 
people who oppose the amendment 
believe that the legislature wants more 
power. Some people also argue that 
this amendment is already clear and 
needs no discussion. 

Warren Hayes 

Proposed amendment No. 13 

would allow parishes to buy real estate 
using taxes and bonds reserved for 
industrial and economic development. 
It would also permit the local govern- 
ment to allow a person association or 
corporation to lease state property 
under a strict agreement. 

People who support the amend- 
ment are mostly industrial developers 
who want to be able to offer beginning 
firms a chance to use governmental 



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facilities at a low cost The public 
Affairs Research Council of Louisiana 
Web site states, "Proponents stress that 
a vote of the local taxpayers would be 
required to approve the dedicated tax 
referred to in this amendment" 

People who oppose the amendment 
are concerned with potential recipients 
abusing their privileges. According to 
the Web site, the comprehensiveness of 
the proposal is also a major concern 

'It would allow the donation of any 
immovable property owned by local 
government regardless of how it was 
obtained or its intended purpose," the 
Web site states. 

Ashley Gordon 

Proposed amendment No. 14 

would prohibit certain political activi- 
ties by the legislative auditor and his 
staff and would prohibit future legisla- 
tive auditors from running for public 
office within two years of leaving office. 

The legislative auditor's function is 
to audit the fiscal records of state and 
local agencies and serve as a fiscal advi- 
sor to the Legislature. This proposal 
was made in reaction to the former leg- 
islative auditor who raised $30,000 in 
campaign contributions for himself 
prior to resigning from office to run for 

According to the Louisiana Public 
Affairs Research Council Web site, pro- 
ponents of the amendment said the 
amendment is needed to "maintain 
credibility of the legislative auditor's 
office. Restricting the political activity 
of the legislative auditor and staff 
would reduce claims of political inter- 
ference and strengthen the office's 

According to Council opponents of 
the amendment "there is no need for a 
constitutional amendment when the 
internal policy of the office, in place for 
over a decade, far exceeds the limits on 
political activity placed on most other 
state employees. They argue further 
that the amendment simply adds 
unnecessary detail to the constitution 
that would be better placed in statuto- 
ry law. Also, they say the amendment 
may potentially weaken prohibitions 
currently restricting the political activi- 
ty of employees." 

Samantha Foley 

Proposed amendment No. 15 

would enable all judges the right to 
complete a term of office despite their 
age. According to the state's constitu- 
tion, "a judge shall not remain in office 
beyond his seventieth birthday." This 
proposed amendment would make it 
possible for any judge to finish his term 
even if his seventieth birthday falls dur- 
ing that time frame. 

The Public Affairs Research Council 
of Louisiana Web site states that people 
who support the amendment will help 
"save the state money by eliminating 
the need for special elections to replace 
judges who turn seventy during their 
terms," said the Public Affairs Research 
Council of Louisiana. People now live 
longer; therefore, several judges decide 
to wait later in life to begin their careers. 

According to the Web site, "oppo- 
nents see the amendment simply as an 
attempt to bypass the mandatory 
retirement age of seventy." 

In addition the Web site stated that a 
retirement age increase was denied by 
voters in 1995. 

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the Current Sauce 



Communication could 

For the fourth straight year, 
NSU's fall enrollment has bro- 
ken records. With more than 
10,000 students for the second 
year in a row — about two- 
thirds of them attending the 
Natchitoches campus in some 
fashion — students are raising a 
litany of complaints that, are 
growing familiar: parking and 
traffic are painful, long lines for 
expensive food are painful, get- 
ting a wanted dorm room is 

While the University is work- 
ing to improve what it can, not 
everything is in its hands. 
Multinational corporation ARA- 
MARK is a central figure of stu- 
dent life at NSU, providing and 
controlling University food serv- 

ARAMARK, while employing 
many people at NSU, has to face 
the challenge of serving thou- 
sands of students daily. Making 
communication work between 
ARAMARK and students must 
be a priority in order to succeed. 

Through features like their 
napkin comment boards and 
surveys, ARAMARK reaps plen- 
ty of feedback from students. 
But several problems that some 
students have with ARAMARK 
stem from a lack of communica- 
tion back from ARAMARK to 

Take, for instance, the 10A 
meal plan. While it's the stu- 
dent's responsibility to look into 
meal plans before paying for 
them, it's hard to resist getting 
— and for penny-pinched stu- 
dents, often necessary to get — 
the cheapest meal plan without 
asking any questions. 

The end result: 'many students 
are unprepared to deal with a 
meal plan that won't serve 
weekend meals or more than 
two meals per day, then blame 
ARAMARK for not getting a 
weekend lunch, or dinner when 
they've already eaten breakfast 
and lunch, because many 
believelO meals a week means 
10 meals whenever they want 

By thoroughly explaining how 
the meal plans work, not just in a 

brochure but also as an integral 
part of Freshman Connection, 
more students would know 
which meal plan suits them best 
— and not just which one costs 
the least. 

Compounding the problem, 
especially for students using 
declining balances or cash at 
campus eateries, are the prices of 
food. It's not just that a cheese- 
burger and a 20 oz. soft drink 
costs twice as much for half the 
food of most fast food eateries — 
it's that the cost isn't displayed 
until the food reaches the check- 
out counter. Price lists are few, 
especially in Vic's, and periodic 
discounts, specials or coupons 
are even less common. 

It's understandable that stu- 
dents are paying at least a little 
extra for the convenience of an 
on-campus meal. However, 
charging amusement park prices 
to college students — especially 
those locked into Disney World- 
length lines and declining bal- 
ance accounts full of Demon 
Dollars that can't go to a com- 
petitor — can only foster ill will. 

ARAMARK has certainly 
improved parts of its service 
over the last few years as it 
strives to cope with a burgeon- 
ing campus population. They 
also rely on facilities the 
University provides. But if ARA- 
MARK goes an extra mile to give 
students more practical informa- 
tion about food service, from 
detailed price lists to nutritional 
information, students may feel 
more like they're getting their 
money's worth. 


Garrett Guillotte 

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Managing editor 

Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions editor 

Patrick West 

Sports editor 

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September 11: Reflections 

Examining and appreciating changes since 9/11 

By Ashley Gordon 

Staff writer 

Exactly two years have passed 
since four planes were hijacked 
and crashed into the World Trade 
Center, the Pentagon and a field in 
Pennsylvania, killing more than 
three thousand people. 

As a result of 9/11 our country 
has changed in several different 
ways. From increasing security in 
airports to legislating new laws, 
the United States has increased its 
awareness of terrorism. Soon after 
the attacks, troops were sent to 
Afghanistan and Iraq in search of 
those who were allegedly behind 
the attacks. The lives of not only 
the families of those who were 

killed in the attacks were changed, 
but also the families of those who 
were sent to fight the War on 

Throughout the last two years, 
the lives of many Americans have 
been deeply affected by the events 
of Sept. 11, 2001. Since 9/11 many 
people have gained a greater 
respect for the military, the presi- 
dent, and the law enforcement 

J.D. Thornton, instructor of 
Criminal Justice, said, "I have 
always held the highest regard for 
those persons that are sworn to 
uphold the law. For 20 years or so 
the public has generally ignored 
these valiant young men and 
women. With 9/ 11 we saw police 
and fire responders doing just 

what they are trained to do pro- 
tect us, the general public. I cannot 
say that my personal awareness of 
their heroism has increased. They 
have been heroes to me for as long 
as I have been honored to be asso- 
ciated with them." 

Many students at NSU have 
increased their patriotism over the 
last two years by joining the mili- 
tary to help fight in the name of 
America. Others, such as SGA 
president Greg Comeaux, have 
chosen to stay here on campus to 
do their part. Comeaux and the 
SGA have made it a point to 
increase political education 
among the students. 

"More students are more inter- 
ested in politics," Comeaux said. 

In the world after September 11, we must move on 

By Shantel Wempren 

Staff photographer 

I will remember what I was doing 
on September 11, 2001 for the rest of 
my life. 

Appropriately enough, I was in 
history class. A teacher passed by 
and said that he thought one of the 
Twin Towers had been hit, but he 
wasn't sure. 

My history teacher carted us off 
to the library to work on our papers. 
While in the library I was tapped by 
the librarian and told to come into 

the back room. 

I stood there in horror and was 
gripped by fear as I watched the 
second plane crash into the second 
tower. My legs were weak when the 
buildings collapsed. So much for 
having a good day. It was all over 
the news, and for a whole day I felt 
horrible and wondered if it was 
really the end of the world. Thank 
you, Nostradamus. 

Then it became corporate. 
Everyone had a flag on their car. 
Everyone had a flag on their house. 
Everyone was patriotic — bandwag- 

on patriots. 

Now I hate to hear September 11 
mentioned. I hate not being able to 
open a newspaper without seeing 
something about September 11. I 
hate that the president has justified 
a war by saying "September 11..." 
And I hate how the victims' families 
have been treated. None of us will 
ever be able to forget, but they will 
never be able to put it behind them. 

I felt the backlash. I felt remorse. I 
felt anger. I felt pain. I felt hate. 

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someone doesn't stop blaming the 
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It has to end with someone saying 
"It was a tragedy that we will 
mourn forever. But now we have to 
look at the world and see where we 
can make improvements rather 
than continue to seek revenge." 

Shantel Wempren is a freshman 
Current Sauce staff photographer. 
The opinions in this article belong to 
her alone and are not the Sauce's or 
the University's. 

Letters to the Editor 

Sauce a journalistic failure; 
editor has bad taste in hats 

Wow, I've got to say, The 
Current Sauce seems to be a paper 
better suited for clown school than 
NSU. I think it's time that the edi- 
tor and staff of our campus's only 
weekly publication start taking 
their roles more seriously as the 
buffering ground between the 
tactless filth that graces the pages 
of the C.S. and the responsible 
writing we students deserve to 

Perhaps they could start by tak- 
ing more appropriate photos to be 
published alongside thier 
"columns". Right off the bat, I 
have a hard time taking anything 
seriously from a guy who finds 
the goofiest hat in his closet to 
pose in so that readers might rec- 
ognize him. 

Regardless, The Current Sauce 
should be ashamed of the blatant 
disregard for tasteful, responsible 
journlism. An apology is definate- 
ly warranted, but is too little, too 
late, in my opinion. I don't claim 

to know what happened behind 
the scenes(as E.L.B.UI apparently 
does), but I do know that there is a 
time and place for everything, and 
there should be no room for the 
haphazard writing seen in our 
paper that can only be compared 
to a monster truck rally. 

How far does the Current Sauce 
feel it needs to go to get people to 
read it? How humiliating it is that 
the president of the university 
isn't even surprised at the paper's 
"business as usual" content! I like 
to think that I go to the best school 
I can afford, and I'm ashamed that 
the only paper it can muster is 
sub-tabloid material. 

Brian M. Borsics 
School of Creative and 
Performing Arts 

Reader suggests 
improvements to campus 

To my fellow students: It was 
brought to my attention by my 
roommate that students at other 
universities actually "like" their 

school. This is my fourth year at 
NSU and I happen to enjoy it. 
But, I do have a few things to get 
off my chest. 

It annoys me that this university 
spent thousands of dollars on a 
Segway (in Sporty's catalog they 
list at $4,995 + $99 for shipping). 
They expect us to walk from the 
Coliseum to class, but they can't 
walk around the parking lot to 
issue tickets? Plus, this expensive 
pogo stick sent an officer to the 
hospital the first week of its use. 
Why wasn't that money used for 
road or parking lot repair? I've 
heard many a car's rattle from all 
the pot holes. 

Why are the parking lots 
repainted every semester? One 
semester the curbs were color 
coded, only for the paint to wash 
off after a few heavy rains. 

Why does Aramark keep your 
meal plan money at the end of the 
semester? The student's options: 
Buy their food in bulk (which 
expires in a month- 1 bought a box 
of Dorito's that had to be thrown 

away), or you let it all go back to 
them. Either way, they get your 
money. And, students living in 
residence halls must buy a meal 
plan, unless Housing excepts your 
exemption form. 

I'm also confused as to why we 
have shut down a residence hall to 
turn it into offices. How many 
students did they have to turn 
away this semester because the 
dorms were full? Why not reno- 
vate the building and turn it into a 
nice dorm? I thought the "stu- 
dents came first," not the employ- 

Besides these certain annoy- 
ances, NSU is a pretty fun place 
to attend. The overall treatment of 
students is good, and most every- 
one I've met in three years has 
been friendly. But, as I write this I 
wonder, will anyone actually do 
anything about it, or will our 
money be spent senslessly? Here's 
a suggestion: pave the parking lot, 
then paint it. 

Angela Murray 

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istorian.Fjrcle's latest album Thirteenth 
sc. 5, asltep barrels out and pummels 

oleridge ^ clone bands left m its wake - 
I Frontman Maynard James 

.(eenan dominates the album 

|ocally, singing flawlessly over 
nind-twisting rhythms. Keenan 

lolds the reigns of the songs, 

fading them along gracefully 
ind effortlessly. 

j Drummer Josh Freese is the 
torse that provides support and 
riovement through the album, 
increased ujg popcorn percussion doesn't 
nd and itsj om iriate the music but carries 
terrorism. L heart and soul of the whole 
systems [p, providing Keenan and gui- 
fears that prist Billy Howerdel the plat- 
lead. jorm on which to drive the band, 
ven more The songs are haunting and 
;re before nspiring at times. The first track, 
'The Package," begins with a 
I that the playful lead guitar riff that draws 
ou in simply and then tears and 
;afer now jjp S at your ears for six and a half 
o years," j^inutes of ups, downs, speed 
ind rhythm changes that shake 
pe foundations of mainstream 
ent Sauce jock and heavy metal. 
Dns in this By the fifth track, "Vanishing," 
)le quoted Keenan is whispering in your ear 
Sauce's or L a steady, grinding rhythm that 
liversity's. fucks you in and keeps you 
buckled into the music for the 
test of the album. 
The peak of the jecord should- 
l't be given away, but the come- 
^ lown track, "The Nurse who 

mine the ■' oved Me '" not onl y brin 8 s ^ 
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le savine: ^ ouds ' but opens a window to a 
we will ide of A Perfect Circle mat is 
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vith the lack of a remarkable fin- 
sh. The end of the album came 
nuch like a "To be continued..." 
lag at the end of a spectacular 
"lollywood cliffhanger. The mel- 
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Piano series 
starts Friday 

Pianist Alexander Tutunov will 
^sent a concert at Northwestern 
>tate University Friday, Sept. 19 at 
jjjO p.m. in Magale Recital Hall. 

concert is part of the 
-°uisiana Piano Series 
^ternational. NSU Assistant 
lessor of Piano Nikita Fitenko 
s the series organizer. 

tickets for the entire concert 
*ries is $20 or $10 for each indi- 
r'dual concert. Admission is free 
0r any college, elementary or sec- 
ondary school student in 

Tutunov was awarded the 
^ghest post graduate degree in 
<J°ncert performance from the 

yelorussian State Conservatory 
? Minsk. He won first prize in the 

Yelorussian National Piano 

orripetition, and was a winner of 
jv e Russian National Piano 
|-°rnpetition. Tutunov has per- 
iled extensively in the former 
7 v iet Union, Poland, Bulgaria, 
jy e Czech Republic and the 

fiited States as a recitalist, soloist 

jth orchestra, and on radio and 

, more information on the 
o° u isiana Piano International 
r^es, call (318) 357-5763 or go to 
i^ / pianoseries. 

Buffing up the meat pie 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

Sunday morning, while most of 
Natchitoches is still sleeping, the 
ducks on Cane River Lake will be 
joined by at least 200 athletes flut- 
ter kicking their way through a 
half-mile loop. 

This is how the first annual Meat 
Pie Triathlon will start. Then there 
is a 20 mile bike ride around town 
before the final leg, a 3.1 mile run 
under what the triathlon Web site 
describes as a "beautiful canopy of 
oaks along the lake." 

Three NSU students competing 
in the triathlon have entered under 
the sponsorsrtip of Quizno's Subs, 
where one of them works. Charlie 
Percy, a senior criminal justice 
major works at the sandwich store 
and has been training for the race 
for months. 

"Two of the events are what I 
love doing the most," Percy said 
about the running and biking 
phases of the race. He said he 
could swim moderately well, but 
he has been training more by run- 
ning or biking. 

Biking in any race can be made 
more or less difficult by the type of 
bike the rider is using. Road bikes 
are usually the ones used in races 
like the Meat Pie Triathlon. The 
wheels are smooth instead of full 
of ridges like its cousin, the moun- 
tain bike. Mountain bikes will 
generally slow down the competi- 
tor when racing on paved road 

"My church gave me a bike," 
Percy said. He said he rides with 
the priest at Holy Cross Catholic 
Church often, and the priest gave 
Percy and old road bike to use in 
the triathlon. 

Percy's determination has been 
reflected in his regular training 
schedule with friends. Fellow 
NSU seniors and rowing team- 
mates Dave May, Seth Fornea and 
Richard Lynch are also training 
with Percy. 

"We have almost a routine 
schedule of when we bike, swim 
and run," Lynch said. 

"It has been a lot easier to train 
with my teammates Seth and 

"I run a five mile loop around 
Natchitoches," Fornea said. "I 
swim an 1100 meter loop in Sibley 
Lake, and there's a 20-30 mile bike 
loop that I do out on Hwy. 1." 

Fornea, Percy and May started 
competing in triathlons mis sum- 
mer. Fornea said the experience 
was different from other athletic 
activities he has been involved in. 

"I felt like I was branching out 
more because I had never done it 
before. I had never combined three 
sports into one event consecutive- 
ly," Fornea said. 

Lynch, Fornea and Percy are all 
being sponsored by Quizno's Subs. 
None of them said they were nerv- 
ous about the race. 

"I'm going to have the support 
of my friends and my mom," 
Lynch said. His mother is driving 
down from Bossier City to see him 

"I'm doing it for fun, but I'm 
also doing it to be competitive. 
That's why I've been training so 
hard," Lynch said. 

May is entering the race inde- 
pendently. He has been training 
with the other guys and is excited 
about Sunday. Unlike Fornea, 
Percy and Lynch, May does not 
have a road bike. He will be riding 
his mountain bike. 

"I'm going to be a little handi- 
capped. 'I'm doing it the tough 
way," May said. He does feel well 
trained for the rest of the triathlon. 

"I'm probably more ready for 
the run. I've just been running 
more in my life than swimming," 
May said. 

The triathlon is on the third day 
of the first annual Natchitoches 
Meat Pie Festival. The deadline for 
early entry for the triathlon has 
passed so the entry fee is now $55 
instead of $45. 

Keri Fidelak, chairman of the 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

Seth Fornea and Rich Lynch train for the Meat Pie Triathlon set for Sunday. 

festival said that each competitor 
will receive a gift bag with visors, 
t-shirts and local coupons. 

"Everyone that enters gets a 
medal," Fidelak said. The 
triathlon champions will win tro- 
phies and gift baskets. 

"We have people from all over 
the state of Louisiana," Fidelak 
said about the competitors. She 
said entrants are also traveling 
from Colorado, Texas and Georgia. 

This is the first time in three 
years that there has been a 
triathlon in Natchitoches, Fidelak 
said. The idea for the festival and 
triathlon was just that — an idea 
that no one in the community was 
interested in acting on. Then 
Fidelak decided to do it. 

"I said, 'That's a great idea. Til 
do it.'," Fidelak said. In addition 

to the festival Fidelak and her hus- 
band run the local bed and break- 
fast Maison Lousiane. She has a 
four-year-old daughter and is 
expecting another child in a few 

Fidelak said her busy schedule is 

It's a lot of hard work, but it's 
very rewarding," Fidelak said. 

The festival starts on the down- 
town riverbank Friday at noon 
with a brown bag lunch and the 
musical group River's Revue. It 
continues over the next two days 
and features events like meat pie 
history lessons, concerts, beauty 
pageants, a meat pie eating contest 
and meat pie cooking contests. 

More information about the fes- 
tival can be found at www.meat- 

'Once Upon A Time In Mexico' slings in three stars 

By Doug Bullion 

Staff Writer 

Robert Rodriguez's Once 
Upon A Time In Mexico is the 
most beautiful gun slinging 
action movie to come along 
since. ..well, Robert Rodri- 
guez's Desperado. 

The plot concerns a guitar- 
carrying hitman known only as 
"El" (Antonio Banderas) who is 
pulled into the highly volatile 
world of political intrigue by a 
morally challenged CIA agent 
named Sands (Johnny Depp). 

This is the third in the El 
Mariachi series of movies by 
Robert Rodriguez, but if you 
haven't seen any of them, don't 
worry; there's little meaningful 
connection between them save 
the recurring Mariachi charac- 

Besides, thinking too hard 
about the details of the plot 
would miss the point of the 
film entirely, which is to string 
one action sequence or breath- 
taking vista to the next. The 
one-liners in the film are 
among the worst ever commit- 
ted to film, paper, memory, or 

cable television; at one point 
Depp's character asks a hench- 
man if he is "a Mexican or a 
Mexi-can't." But ultimately, 
the script is of little importance 
and takes a backseat to the 
often stunning visuals. 

In fact, the film would be 
much more powerful if it were 
completely devoid of dialogue 
so the superb cinematography 
and score (both by Rodriguez) 
could stand on their own. The 
action sequences are topnotch 
and extremely stylized while 
still remaining highly inven- 
tive. Towards the end of the 

Movie review 

film, however, this visual 
splendor starts to fall apart. 
The action scenes become more 
and more exaggerated and 
unrealistic, all but destroying 
the viewer's willing suspen- 
sion of disbelief. 

As the credits rolled, I felt 
disappointed at all the wasted 
potential of the movie, yet still 
willing to forgive Rodriguez 
for the valiant effort he put 
forth. I give Once Upon A Time 
In Mexico three stars out of 

Professor promotes award- 
winning poetry at signing 

Shantel Wempren / the Current Sauce 

NSU professor Julie Kane signs books at The Book Merchant on Saturday. 

By Sauce Staff 

Several dozen students, facul- 
ty and community members 
attended a book signing event 
Saturday for associate English 
professor Julie Kane's national 
award-winning poetry collection 
"Rhythm & Booze." 

The Book Merchant, an inde- 
pendent bookstore on Front 
Street, hosted the event to cele- 
brate the book's publication. 
Kane signed books, read selec- 
tions of her poetry and spoke 
with people in the crowd. 

"Rhythm & Booze," Kane's sec- 
ond published collection of 
poetry, was one of five selections 
in the 2003 National Poetry 
Series Open Competition. In the 
Series, a panel of five estab- 
lished poets, each representing a 
participating publisher, selects a 
manuscript from those submit- 
ted for publication. Pulitzer 
prize-winning poet Maxine 
Kumin selected "Rhythm & 
Booze" for publication by the 
University of Illinois press. 

Previous series selections 
include National Book Critics' 

For an interview with 
Julie Kane about "Rhythm 
& Booze," check the 
Sauce archives online at 

"NSU assistant english 
professor acknowledged..." 
Sept. 26, 2002 

Circle Award-winning My 
Alexandria by Mark Doty in 
1992, and national poet laureate 
Billy Collins' Questions About 
Angels from 1990. In addition to 
having her manuscript pub- 
lished, Kane, as well as the other 
selected poets, received a $1,000 

"Rhythm & Booze" will also be 
a featured work at the Louisiana 
Book Festival on November 8 at 
the State Library of Louisiana 
and the Louisiana State Capitol, 
both in Baton Rouge. 

The 65-page book is available 
in paperback and hardcover edi- 
tions from bookstores, online 
booksellers, or direct from the 
University of Illinois press. 


By Tara Solomon 
KRT Campus 

Go on, blow 
whistle on the 
lecherous lout 

Dear Advice Diva; 

Last weekend I was at a party 
and my friend's husband started 
coming on to me. He first com- 
mented on how sexy I looked and 
then asked if I was dating anyone. 
When I said I wasn't he said that 
any guy would be lucky to have 
me, including him! What a creep! I 
was mortified and just sort of 
smiled, then got away as fast as I 
could. I avoided him and my friend 
for the rest of the night. What 
should I have done? Should I say 
something to my friend or just let it 
drop? This is really bothering me. 

— Cammie 

What you should have told 
Creepo: 'You are married to my 
friend. Why are you flirting with 
me? I don't appreciate it and I'm 
sure she wouldn't either. Excuse 

Should you bust him? That's a 
subjective call. Most women 
wouldn't The Advice Diva? She 
certainly would. 

Dear Advice Diva: 

I have recently discovered that 
my best friend of 10 years has been 
talking about me behind my back 
She has insulted my boyfriend, my 
family and my choice of decorating 
(I bought new furniture for my 
apartment recently and she kept 
complimenting my taste!). I trust 
the person who has revealed the 
truth to me, but I don't know if I 
should confront my friend or not 

— Shocked in Hollywood 
Dear Shocked: 

You owe it to yourself and your 
friend to clear the air. Keep in mind 
that if your friend is truly a back- 
stabber, she probably won't admit 
it. Watch her reactions closely when 
you talk to her. If she fidgets, looks 
away or gets defensive, chances are 
your source is correct. If you're 
unsure what to do, take some space 
to sort things out. 

Dear Advice Diva: 

What do you do when your best 
friend has no regard for your priva- 
cy? "Suzy" and I have been best 
friends since we were in grade 
school. We talk every day and dis- 
cuss what's going on in our lives. 
Suzy, though, wants too many 
details. If I mention mat I bought 
new shoes, she'll ask how much 
they cost. She's always been a bit 
nosy, but mis is getting out of hand. 
How do I stop her without insult- 
ing her? 

— Enough Already 

Dear Enough: 

Deflect Instead of trying to come 
up with answers to Suzy's barrage 
of questions, just toss out some- 
thing innocuous ("Oh, I don't really 
remember," always works) and 
then change the subject If she goes 
back to the question, ask her why 
she wants to know. If she has a 
good reason, you may choose to 
answer. If not you will have started 
to break this pattern of persistent 

Dear Advice Diva: 

Recently my best friend — 111 call 
her 'Stacy" — borrowed an outfit 
while she was visiting my apart- 
ment We had been to the beach 
and decided to go to the movies, 
and she needed something better to 
wear. The dress she borrowed may 
have looked casual but it was 
expensive and when she returned it 
a week later it looked like it had 
been through a war! She had 
washed it for me, she said, even 
though I told her that I would have 
it cleaned (it was dry clean only). 

Now I'm stuck with a ruined 
dress and I'm P.O.-€d. 

What do I say? 

— Never Again 
Dear Never 

Don't let a fashion trauma 
destroy your friendship. Do advise 
ha; though, that next time to please 
not launder anything of yours and 
tell her why. 

Questions for the Advice Diva may be e- 

mailed to 
or sent to The Advice Diva, The Herald, 1 
Herald Plaza, 5th floor, Miami, FL 33132. 

(c) 2003, The Miami Herald. 



Diversions — the Current Sauce — Thursday, September 18, 2003 

Three's Company' star dies at 54 of undetected heart problem Probst ma]p oc< 

By Hal Boedeker 

KRT Campus 

Most actors detest docudramas 
about their lives. Not John Ritter. He 
praised an NBC film earlier this year 
about "Three's Company/' befriended 
die actor who played him and saluted 
former co-star Joyce DeWitt, who co- 
produced the tell-all about die ABC sit- 

"The thing I loved was what Joyce 
said at the end" Ritter said in a phone 
interview this spring. "With all thafs 
been said and done, we all do care 
about each other. This movie tries to 
highlight the dark side, but it was so 
much fun. We knew how much fun we 
were having." 

Ritter, who helped turn "Three's 
Company" into one of die biggest hits 
of 1970s' and 1980s, died Thursday 

from a heart problem that had gone 
undetected. His publicist cited a dissec- 
tion of the aorta as the cause. Ritter 
would have turned 55 next week 

His death threw into doubt the 
future of his current sitcom "8 Simple 
Rules ... for Dating My Teenage 
Daughter." Ritter became ill on the set 
Thursday and later died at Providence 
St Joseph Medical Center in Burbank 

He is survived by his wife, actress 
Amy Yasbeck and their daughter, 
Stella, who turned 5 Thursday. He had 
three grown children from a previous 
marriage: Jason, Carly and Tyler. 

The Tuesday series was a modest 
success when it debuted last season, 
but ABC executives trumpeted it as a 
sign of the broadcaster's turnaround. A 
network statement read: "All of us at 
ABC, Touchstone Television and the 

Walt Disney Co. are shocked and heart- 
broken at the terrible news of John's 

His death is a major blow to the 
Disney-owned network because, quite 
simply, he was the show as well-mean- 
ing but exasperated father Paul 
Hennessy. His passing raised specula- 
tion How do they continue with the 
show? And could any actor replace 

There was wonderful irony in the 
casting of Ritter on "8 Simple Rules": 
Hennessy spent his time protecting his 
two daughters from bumbling skirt- 
chasers like Tripper. 

Many critics initially dismissed 
"Three's Company" as a lewd farce for 
its double entendres and racy situa- 
tions. It looks pretty tame today, but 
Ritter's brilliant work keeps it enter- 
taining. He won an Emmy as best com- 

edy actor in 1984. 

On the sitcom that ran from 1977 to 
1984, the lusty Tripper was roommates 
with two women, Janet Wood (DeWitt) 
and Chrissy Snow (Suzanne Somers). 
The series often made headlines for 
Somers' squabbles with producers for 
more money. She was written out of the 
show in 1981. 

Ritter reveled in his success but never 
played the prima donna. Bom Sept. 17, 
1948, he was the son of singing cowboy 
Tex Ritter, and he understood the ways 
of show business. 

In a 1991 interview with the Orlando 
Sentinel, he talked about his film 
"Problem Child." "If s a movie die crit- 
ics loved to hate and the public loved to 
see," he said. 

Then he was shooting "Problem 
Child 2" in Orlando, and he didn't 
seem concerned about the critical 

reception for it 'This movie, while ifs 
fun to do, is not something I take seri- 
ously," he said. "What I care about are 
other projects that I invest a lot more 

He continued playing Tripper in die 
short-lived ABC spinoff "Three's a 
Crowd" in 1984-85. In other major 
series roles, he was a minister on "The 
Waltons," a police detective on 
"Hooperman" and a senator's legisla- 
tive assistant on "Hearts Afire." 

The hard-working Ritter amassed 
many credits. He had a recurring role 
on "Felicity," appeared in die minis- 
eries "Stephen King's If and made 
guest appearances on "The Cosby 
Show" and "Anything But Love," 
which he also produced. His numerous 
TV movies included "The Dreamer of 
Oz," "Love Thy Neighbor," "My 
Brother's Wife" and "The Last Fling." 

Alumnae funds scholarship for music students 

By Ashley Gordon 

Staff Writer 

For many people obtaining a 

college education is not possible 
due to financial reasons. But the 
John F. and Joanna Magale 
Foundation created a scholarship 
fund to aid those who were inter- 

ested in the performing arts at 

In 1983, Joanna Magale, a gradu- 
ate of Louisiana State Normal 
College (now Northwestern) and 

her husband John F. Magale made 
the first donation of $25,000. 

"It was my first year in charge of 
the Performing Arts Department. I 
can remember it being a big deal 
because it was such a large amount 
of money," said the director of 
Creative and Performing Arts, Bill 

About 40 to 50 students benefit 
from this scholarship every semes- 
ter. The amounts of scholarships 
vary from $100 to $300. 

"It is used as an attraction to 
encourage students to come the 
university," said Brent. 

A student must be a music 
major to be awarded the schol- 
arship and must maintain aca- 
demic progress and a good 
standing with the university to 
keep it. Joanna Magale asked 
that the scholarship be offered 
mainly to students of North 
Louisiana, East Texas and 
South Arkansas. 

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Jeff Probst's the ultimate surviv ie y h { ^' 

"Survivor" contestants come ai ie 
there have been 112 so far, if you q a ' 3 ' 
16 who'll be tossed overboard 3 f e ^ ] 
Thursday's premiere of the pirate 
"Survivor: Pearl Islands" — kut e ( , ta are 
who's hosted all of them and is , 
through No. 12, is as much a fixtu oadl J ™ 
icky-foods challenge. etea " 

And while it's hard to find a i ' i!*]! 
"reality" host who doesn't seen ^J 1 c ^ 
channeling the tribal-council in ■ • 
Probst himself seems to have tram atl ° ' ^ 
ridicule to become the trusted fn ~° n ^ 1 
of television's most enduring '" e ^ s 
franchise. *° 

Hell, now that Bryant Gumbel{P ener ' 
they even trust him to host the 
specials. (And don't think the 
thing didn't bug him.) 

Trust, of course, is a tricky 
you talk about "Survivor." Prol 
executive producer Mark B 
made it clear he has no qu 
lying to reporters, so if s just as 
CBS put Probst, not Burnett, on 
with several of us this week to 
the pirate-themed "Pearl Islands/'lionroe 

"I'm not Mark. I don't overhyiiatches. 
said at one point, admitting that lady Indi 
son's finale, in which swimsuitlrell, half i 
Jenna Morasca won $1 million, "W The Lad 


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as he once might have, sp 
answers with occasional profi 
suggesting that producers ma; 

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ants on whose past drug use The S ouble fig 
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smoking done trying to figure out I rith 22 ki 
twist" in the game, he said. ing .381 < 
OK, I'll believe that one. mtdone ii 

Here's Probst on what viewy Evelyi 
expect from "Pearl Islands": ^hile stril 
On the show's (pixilated) nudit] ttempts a 
is not the nude season. Last seaa Becky L 
the nude season." digs w 

On male nudity, in particular rtbuted 
just look stupid ...You look like a locks, 
with your thing dangling there. ] NSU sti 
on your shorts and let's go." ne 30-23 
On lying (by contestants, not ] »king the 
ers): "There is the greatest lie ever ihrd gam 
Survivor' this season. It's brillij ieii way 
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ma jSoccer loses close one to Ragin' Cajuns 

Lit Ol 

Thursday, September 18, 2003 — the Current Sauce — Sports 9 

By Warren Hayes 

Staff Writer 


The Demons soccer team hosted 
diversity of Louisiana at 
afayett e Ragin' Cajuns Friday 
Bv Elle ternoon, but fell short of victory 
KRTl a2-Uoss. 

The Demon team showed that 

• , e y had the heart of champions in 

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nuchafixtu oach Jimmy Mitche11 said "° ur 

Amanda Breaux/the Current Sauce 

The Lady Demon soccer team elbows the ball away from the Lady Ragin' Cajuns. 

In the second half, the momen- 
tum started to shift as Ragin' 
Cajun Jenny Brown scored within 
the first three minutes, followed 
by a score from player Tiffany 

With 17 minutes left to play, 
Demon Stephanie Miller scored to 
make the game 2-1. The pressure 
was on the Demons to score one 
more goal, as time started to 

efense shows that we are united 

i to find a 1 ' a team and ready t0 play ' 
1 >l Mitchell's words are backed up 
loesnt seen , ■ • xt .. i- 

l-council in ,ith actl0n as goahe Natahe 
:ohavetran atiolais , St0p P ed , Lafay f e from 

e trusted :orin & four 8 oals in the 8 ame ' 
, 'he Demons forced Lafayette into 

° vo substitutions in the game 

mtGumbelP ener - 
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^ ^ Volleyball team opens SLC play with a win 

1 tricky thiiJ 

It seemed as though NSU would 

expire. Time quickly ran out, end- 
ing the game in a loss of 2-1. 

"We had a lot of opportunities to 
score, but could not complete." 
Mitchell said, 

NSU will host Centenary 
September 17, at 4:30p.m. 

Despite the outcome of this 
game, Mitchell said, "The team is 
controlling goals being scored in 
the air and focusing as a unit." 

Sports Information 

vor. Probsl 
Vlark Burn 
no qualm 

if s just as v Northwestern State entered 
irnett, on thi uesday's Southland Conference 
week to tal pening match against Louisiana- 
arl Islands." donroe 0-4 this season in five set 
on't overhy latches. The match against the 
utting that 1 ady Indians would be identical - 
1 swimsuit /ell, half identical. 
[ million, '\ The Lady Demons won their first 
ive-set match this season, pulling 
or himself a ff an exciting 3-2 win against the 
ive, sprinkl ,ady Indians in Monroe. NSU 
■nal profanjvens their record at 6-6 but most 
iucers maj nportantly begins SLC play at 1-0. 
with those 1 Four Lady Demons recorded 
g use The 3 ouble figures in kills while three 
this week cored double-doubles on the night, 
rig and a lot Priscilla Augusto led the way 
) figure outl kith 22 kills and 12 digs while hit- 
said, ing .381 on 42 attempts. She was 
>ne. utdone in the percentage category 

vhat viewy Evelyn Getzen who hit .391 
nds": Me striking down 12 kills on 23 
ated) nuditj ttempts and 12 digs. 
1. Last seaa Becky David added 14 kills and 

digs while Shannon Puder con- 
particular ributed with 11 kills and five 
look like a locks. 

ing there, f NSU stormed out to win game 
i go." ne 30-23 but ULM responded by 
tants, not [ iking the second game 30-27. In the 
test lie ever lird game, the Lady Demons had 
. If s brilli) ieir way with ULM winning 30-19. 

1 IlhdVii »."r 

take the match in four sets but ULM 
rallied for a 30-28 win in game four. 
NSU was too much for the Lady 
Indians (3-8, 0-1) winning the fifth 
and deciding set 15-11. 

The Demons hit .223 for the 
match with 65 kills on 157 attempts, 
62 digs and 10 total team blocks. 
ULM was held to a .054 hitting per- 
centage with 54 kills on 168 
attempts and 45 errors. 

Megan Gloor led ULM with 13 
kills and 15 digs. NSU will return to 
action on Friday when they open 
their home season against Sam 
Houston State. First serve is set for 7 
p.m. at Prather Coliseum. 

Volleyball Schedule 

Upcoming home games 
Sam Houston 9/16 

Stephen F. Austin 10/7 

Nicholls State 10/10 

Southeastern 10/11 

Louisiana-Monroe 10/14 

Louisiana Tech 10/21 

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The Way I 
See It 


Hello, I'm Johnny Cash. 
This is how the "Man in 
Black" would start off 
every show, a nice modest 
greeting. The humble 
country singer of huge 
fame died Friday at the 
age of 71. Cash died of 
complications from dia- 
betes at a hospital in 
Nashville, Tennessee. 

Cash recorded more 
than 1,500 songs and his 
career spanned four 
decades with hits like A 
Boy Named Sue, Folsom 
Prison Blues, Ring of Fire, 
and I Walk the Line. Cash 
also had 48 singles on 
Billboards Pop Charts 
rivaling both the Rolling 
Stones and the Beach 

Just when everyone 
thought his career was 
done Cash signed with 
American recordings and 
producer Rick Rubin. 
Cash's last four albums, 
American Recordings, 
Unchained, American III: 
Solitary Man and 
American IV: The Man 
Comes Around were on 
the American label. 

The last song off 
American IV was a cover 
of the Nine Inch Nails 
song Hurt. Cash's video 
for Hurt was nominated 
for seven MTV Video 
Music Awards, winning 
one for best cinematogra- 
phy. Cash could not make 
the show due to illness. 

Cash was also in the 
highly successful super 
group the Highwaymen 
that featured Cash, Willie 
Nelson, Waylon Jennings 
and Kris Kristofferson. 
Cash is in both the 
Country and the Rock and 
Roll Hall of Fame. 

Cash fought the system 
and never wore rhine- 
stones or cowboy hats; 
instead he wore a suit of 
black that became his 
trademark. Cash then 
recorded a song called the 
Man in Black explaining 
why he wore black. 

Cash was a legend, icon 
and a hero. He sang about 
outlaws of the Old West, 
murder and prison. Cash 
sang an unadorned, frank 
baritone about the com- 
mon citizen. His voice was 
the truth and the voice of 
the working man. 

My favorite Cash's 
songs and best lyrics: 

1) Folsom Prison Blues: 
"I shot a man in Reno/ 
Just to watch him die." 

2) Sunday Morning 
Coming Down: "Lord I 
wish I was stoned." 

3) "A Boy Named Sue: 
"My name is Sue/ how do 
you do and now you're 
going to die." 

I heard the news Friday 
of Cash's passing and my 
heart hit the floor. There 
will never be another Man 
in Black and Cash will be 
missed. I was raised on 
Cash and can remember 
listening to him with my 
dad when I was young. 

My favorite Cash songs 
came out of the American 
recordings, which were 
just Cash singing and 
playing guitar. His songs 
could haunt you for hours 
on end. 

Johnny Cash thanks for 
the memories, the songs 
and the music. I will never 
forget the Man in Black, 
and I am hoping country 
music goes back to the 
way it was, full of outlaws 
singing about women, 
booze, drugs and the 
working man just like 
Cash did. 

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Former Demon QB survived a 
first-round draft pick to stay with 
the NFL's Green Bay Packers. 

By Joshua Barrios 

Staff Writer 

Every couple of years a 
buzz starts circulating 
around NSU about one 
of its athletes finally reaching 
professional status. In 2002 
that buzz was all about Craig 

Nail, a senior transfer from 
LSU, was in the news for 
being drafted by the Green 
Bay Packers on his 23rd birth- 

Two seasons later Nail still 
finds himself in the buzz 
around Natchitoches, but this 
time for different reasons. 
Nail recently beat Akili Smith, 
a 1999 third overall draft pick, 
for the third string quarter- 
back position in Green Bay. 

Nail said experiences like 
this have given him just a 
taste of what he wants out of 
the NFL. 

"If s a big accomplishment 
for me to be able to fulfill my 
dream of playing in the NFL," 
Nail Said. "But at the same 
time I'm not satisfied with 
just that. I want to start on a 
regular basis one day." 

Nail was given that chance 
on a lower level this summer 
when Green Bay sent him to 
the NFL Europe to start for 
the Scottish Claymores. 
There, he started all 10 games 
leading all quarterbacks in 
touchdown passes and passer 

Unfortunately, the 
Claymores did not make it to 
the championship, but Nail 
went home with a greater gift. 

"It helped me come into 
camp with a chip on my 

shoulder knowing that I can 
complete at this level," Nail 

That chip helped him keep 
his position from being taken 
by Akili Smith and also 
earned him respect among his 

Nail says veteran quarter- 
back Brett Favre has helped 
him in his quarterbacking 
skills for the past two years 
and has been a great help to 

"He's been really good, not 
only as a teacher of the game 
but also as a mentor," Nail 
said. " He's one of the best to 
learn from, and I'm really for- 
tunate to be in this position." 
"There's a lot of tradition 
here," Nail said, "and its real- 
ly special to step out on the 
field here at Lambo and look 
up at the names that have 
played here before and know 
that you are a part of that." 

Though his feelings toward 
Green Bay are strong now, 
Nail has never forgotten NSU. 

"Once you make a step in 
your career don't forget 
where you came from," Nail 

Demon Football Coach 
Scott Stoker and Director of 
Football Operations Dan 
Korn are just a couple on the 
list of people Nail said have 
been great teachers, support- 
ers and friends of his 
throughout his experience at 

Nail said such people 
helped make his more memo- 
rable moments as a Demon. 
The overtime win against 
TCU and his touchdown pass 
to his then roommate, Nathan 
Black, against Montana are 

Jim Biever/Special to the Sauce 

Packers quarterback Craig Nail throws a pass in a NFL game against the Arizona Cardinals. 

among his favorite memories 
as a Demon. 

With his solid position and 
the community's acceptance 
of him Nail said he would like 
to stay with the Packers for as 
long as possible. 

Nail said the people of 
Green Bay are encouraging 
because they always show 
their support for him and tell 
him that he will be the next 
starting quarterback for the 

It seems his dream may be 
within reach if the communi- 
ty's opinion holds true, but 
Nail says it takes more than 
good playing skills to make it 
as far as he has. 

He said the most important 
thing is to stay focused and 
take college seriously. 

"I think some guys really 
have the talent to make it to 
this league but miss the boat 
when it comes to responsibili- 
ty and character," Nail said. 

"If you get drafted or are on a 
team in the NFL you're basi- 
cally representing them and 
any little slip up looks bad." 

Nail still visits NSU occa- 
sionally when he comes home 
to Alexandria. He still sup- 
ports the Demons and even 
attended this season's home 
opener against Jackson State. 

Overall Nail said that he 
enjoyed Natchitoches and is 
glad that he made the move 
to NSU. 

Purple Swarm Defense stuffs the Hornets 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

Northwestern State turned 
in another dominant per- 
formance on defense, and 
Derrick Johnese racked up a 
career-high in rushing yards, 
as the Demons rolled over 
an outmatched Delaware 
State team. 

As bad as the 43-6 final 
score may sound, it could 
have been a lot worse for the 
DSU Hornets. Had it not 
been for a few self-destruct- 
ing drives by NSU in the 
first half, the score might 
have really gotten out of 
hand. The Demons finished 
the night with 4 fumbles, 3 
of which were lost, and were 
penalized 11 times for 90 
yards. These difficulties 
slowed the Demons offense 
early in the game, and kept 
the Hornets relatively close 
through the first half. 

However, while the 
offense struggled to shake 
off the after effects of last 
week's heartbreaker versus 
Tulane, the Purple Swarm 
defense was in top form. 
The hyper-aggressive 
defense, led by senior safety 
Eric Louis and junior line- 
backer Jamal Johnson (9 
tackles, 1 sack each) held the 
Delaware State offense to 
only four first downs for the 
entire game. 

The Hornets were only able 
to muster 131 yards of total 
offense, 80 of which came on 
a touchdown run by Andrei 
Francis just before halftime. 
The touchdown run was 
Francis' only carry for posi- 

tive yards on the night. 

Eventually, the Demon 
offense found its groove and 
piled up 512 total yards. 
Johnese single handedly out- 
gained Delaware State, with 
162 yards and one touch- 
down on 23 carries. 

After the career night 
against the Hornets, Johnese 
is up to 367 rushing yards 
for the season (122 per 
game) and is averaging 
almost 7 yards per carry. 
Redshirt freshman and fel- 
low Baton Rouge native 
Greg Skidmore also got in on 
the act, adding 87 yards on 
just 9 carries, and scoring his 
first collegiate touchdown. 

The passing game was 
inconsistent, but did not 
turn the ball over, and got 
the job done. Last week's 
Southland Conference 
Offensive Player of the Week 
Davon Vinson tossed two 
touchdowns and was 7-16 
for 109 yards. Vinson has 
not thrown any intercep- 
tions in his 72 passes 
attempted this season. 

Freshman quarterback 
Ryan Lewis saw his first 
extensive action of the sea- 
son. Lewis finished 3-5 for 
55, including a 35-yard 
touchdown strike to Marcus 
Gatlin. Lewis also showed 
some athleticism when he 
launched himself into the 
endzone, leaping from 3 
yards out on a 5 yard touch- 
down scramble. 

Sophomore Toby 
Ziegler was also a factor, 
chipping in with 187 all pur- 
pose yards, including almost 
30 yards per punt return and 
a 29-yard touchdown receo- 

Gary Hardamon/NSU Media Service 

The Purple Swarm Defense stuffs Delaware St. running back Andrei Frances on the run play Saturday. 


Maybe the best aspect of a 
game like this is the oppor- 
tunity it affords coaches to 
get a look at some of the 
reserves. Most of the substi- 
tutions came in the second 
half after the game was well 
in hand, but in keeping with 
the strategy they've 
employed in all three games 
this year, Coach Scott Stoker 
rotated offensive linemen 
throughout the game. 

At one point in the second 
quarter all five starters rest- 
ed on the sidelines as the 

second teamers led the 
Demon offense on an 
impressive scoring drive. 

"We like to get those guys 
a chance to play early in the 
game because they're only 
one step away from being 
starters" Stoker said. "As 
long as they do their job and 
don't hurt us while they're 
in there we can give our 
starters a little rest." 

The defensive replace- 
ments also looked impres- 
sive as the Demon coaching 
staff emptied the bench late 
in the game. With most of 

the starters out of the game, 
the Northwestern State 
defense remained relentless 
allowing only 12 yards on 13 
plays in the fourth quarter. 

"We're pretty deep on 
defense. All those guys can 
play and I think we can go 
two deep at every position", 
Stoker said. 

With the win, NSU 
improves to 2-1 this season 
while Delaware State falls to 
0-2. The Demons travel to 
Monroe Saturday to take on 
Division I-A, ULM. Kickoff 
is at 7 p.m. 


NCAA Box Score 

NSU Soccer (2-4) 
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Sept. 17, 2003 
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Single moms 
balance kids, 

Students with children 
share their experiences 

Page 5 

State elections 2003: 
Gubernatorial profiles 

Page 3 

Versatile Bell tolls for 
football offenses, defenses 

Demon football player experienced 
on both sides of the line 

Sports | Page 8 

Volume 89 • Issue 4 

First copies free to NSU students and staff 
50 cents per copy otherwise 

What's Current? 


Telephone registration gets cut 

Students can no longer register for classes by tele- 

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analysis of system usage indicated that it was no 
longer cost effective to maintain this system given its 
limited use." 

The e-mail said the telephone system had been large- 
ly supplanted by Internet registration. 

National News 

Judge blocks do-not-call list, 
says FTC overstepped authority 

CHICAGO (KRT) - Just days before Americans could 
expect to eat dinner without interruptions from an 
unwanted telephone pitch, a federal judge handed a 
reprieve to telemarketers. 

U.S. District Court Judge Lee West of Oklahoma ruled 
that the Federal Trade Commission had overstepped its 
authority in setting up a do-not-call list to protect con- 
sumers from unwanted phone solicitations. The FTC 
said it will appeal the decision and asked the court to 
hold off implementing its ruling. 

The registry was to go into effect next Wednesday, 
and West's decision appears to block that. But legal 
experts said the ruling confused them, noting that West 
did not order the FTC to do or not do anything. 

U.S. Rep. Billy Tauzin, R-La., and U.S. Rep. John 
Dingell, D-Mich., ignored party divisions to issue a joint 
statement promising they would take whatever legisla- 
tive action to let consumers stop intrusive calls." 

What's Updated? 


Board of Regents approves 
$165k for soccer lighting 

The state Board of Regents, which operates over the 
University of Louisiana System that NSU is a part of, 
approved $165,000 for soccer complex lighting. 

Approval by the board allows NSU to begin planning 

1 State vs ' or working on adding the lighting, 
msas City 

N ational News 

Bush lowers expectations 
for U.N. resolution on Iraq 

UNITED NATIONS (KRT) - President Bush came home 
empty-handed Wednesday from his two-day push at 
*e United Nations to begin getting foreign troops and 
financial help in Iraq. 


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tn at a U.N. resolution to encourage other nations to 
d °nate military and monetary help was on the horizon. 
T hey indicated that it could be weeks before a draft 
""^solution is presented and months before international 
ne lp is on the way, if ever. 

The Pentagon's second-ranking general said thou- 
sands more National Guard and Reserve troops might 
have to be called up by early November if it wasn't 
clear by then that other countries would send more 
forces. Some 170,000 National Guard and Reserve 
tr oop s are already on active duty - 120,000 of them 
°n duty related to Iraq — and officials fear the strain 
°n America's part-time warriors may lead to massive 
refusals to re-enlist. 

What's Next Week? 

SGA elections wrap 
up today, Thursday, 
Sept. 25. Vote early, 
check for results on 
»ri on Friday, and look 
for in-depth coverage 
of the new SGA 
next week. 

SGA kills Sibley roadblock 

Bill proposed 
blocking morning, 
lunchtime traffic 
in middle of 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau 

A proposed bill to block 
off a section of Sam Sibley 

Tax prep 



By D'nea Tyler 

Staff Writer 

H & R Block and the Job 
Location and Develop- 
mental Office are sponsor- 
ing a free tax preparation 
course available to NSU 

The non-credit course is 
available for any NSU stu- 
dent who is interested in 
learning about tax prepa- 
ration and /or possible 
employment with H & R 

Before applying, stu- 
dents must be enrolled in 
the Job Location and 
Development Program at 
NSU. Students can go to 
Room 305 in the Student 
Union to register for the 
program and the tax class. 
Registration will be open 
until the class becomes 
full. An application and 
reference checks are 

The first meeting for the 
course will be Tuesday, at 
6:30 p.m. in Russell Hall 
where students will dis- 
cuss possible class meet- 
ing times. Upon complet- 
ing the course and achiev- 
ing a qualifying score on 
■ See taxes, page 2 

Drive during the day to 
possibly correct the traffic 
problem on campus failed 
in the SGA Senate Monday. 

The sponsor of the bill, 
senator Ashlie Fisher, said 
the roadblock between the 
Student Union and the 
Creative and Performing 
Arts building would force 
more people to walk 
instead of moving their cars 
between classes. 

"I thought we should give 
this a try because there is a 
traffic problem on campus," 
Fisher said. "This bill was 

"This bill was offering our support to the Traffic 
and Parking Committee to help the problem. This 
wasn't saying, 'This is what we are going to do.' 

Ashlie Fisher 

Student senator sponsoring Sam Sibley roadblock bill 

offering our support to the 
Traffic and Parking Com- 
mittee to help the problem. 
This wasn't saying, 'This is 
what we are going to do.'" 

Out of 14 senators who 
voted on the bill, 12 

opposed it. 

Senator Kelli Miller said 
she voted against the bill 
because not enough sup- 
porting research was done 
before the vote. 

"More research should 

have been done about the 
traffic patterns, taking into 
account the exit routes that 
people take from campus," 
Miller said. "This bill was 
just a suggestion. There are 
■ See SGA, page 2 

Chris Reich / the Current Sauce 

Pictured above is the Islamic Center of Natchitoches, on Caspari Street across the street from the campus' Louisiana School building. The cen- 
ter is an Islamic mosque, built from the ground up by local Muslims over the last several years. 

Local mosque an American rarity 

Islamic Center of Natchitoches one of few built as a place of worship 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

The Islamic Center of 
Natchitoches on Caspari Str- 
eet was constructed to be a 
mosque, and that is a rarity 
in the United States. 

"Very few are built from 
the ground up," explained 
Asmar Akbar, who is a 
Muslim brother at the center. 
Akbar said most mosques in 
America are usually build- 
ings that were originally 
made for some other pur- 
pose. They are often rented 
or bought and then altered 
into a mosque. 

The Islamic Center of 
Natchitoches was once like 
those other mosques and 
changed locations many 
times in its history. Its com- 
pletion came after years of 
raising funds. 

"It really went on any- 
where from seven to eight 
years," Akbar said. "We 
raised money. We saved 
money. We bought the land." 

Rasul Abdullah, a fellow 
Muslim brother and a cousin 
of Akbar, said that most of 
the approximately $250,000 
it took to build the mosque 
came from donations. 

"We had a lot of outside 
help from different individu- 

als — local people and Mus- 
lims from outside Natchi- 
toches," Abdullah said. 

The building costs were 
lessened because local men 
from the neighborhood 
helped in the construction. 
The costs, however, are what 
extended the completion of 
the mosque. 

"We'd run out of money. 
Then we'd raise some money 
and go back to work," Ab- 
dullah said. "When the mon- 
ey ran out, the work stop- 

The center is now complet- 
ed and used daily for prayer 
or services. There is no sign 
for the mosque yet, but 

Abdullah said there will be 

"We didn't just want to get 
a piece of plywood out there 
that says 'Islamic Center'," 
he said. The members want 
to save money for a nice 

Abdullah and Akbar are 
converts to Islam. They both 
grew up going to Baptist 
churches, but in the mid 70s, 
they separately decided to 
start following Islam. 

"When I became a Muslim, 
I was seeking outside of 
what I already knew," 
Abdullah said. One of the 
things that Abdullah had 
■ See Mosque, page 2 

In-dorm tutoring gets mild student response 

• j 1 

By Alisha Howard 

Staff Writer 

The Smart Study Sessions 
project, which hosts student 
tutoring in Rapides Hall, has 
suffered from low attendance 
despite offering almost daily 
help with nearly every subject. 

Attendance for the sessions 
has been slow, but tutors said 
they expect attendance to pick 

Rapides Hall resident assis- 
tant Nick Austin, one of the pro- 
ject's coordinators and a sopho- 
more criminal justice major, 
said, "After the four-week and 
midterm grades come out I 
think more people will come, 
and we are also trying to 
improve the image of Rapides 

Smart Studying 

Smart Study sessions five nights a week in Rapides Hall 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 
Sophomore Smart Study tutors Nathan Kopay, Nick Austin and Dustin 
Boyd sit among empty tables in the lobby of Rapides Hall Wednesday. 

so more people will come." 

Austin said students should 
go to the sessions even if they 
don't think they need a tutor. 
The sessions are open to all 
NSU students. 

The sessions are scheduled to 
run from Sept. 10 to Dec. 10, 
Sundays to Thursdays from 6 

p.m. to 10 p.m. The sessions 
allow students to receive help in 
a number of subjects from dif- 
ferent tutors (see sidebar). 

For more information, call 
project coordinators Tom Petit- 
jean at 357-5612 or 357-6272, 
Shelia Gentry at 357-5425, or 
Austin at 357-6319. 

Sundays: General study 
in all subjects. Study in 
small groups or one-on- 
one with a peer tutor. 
Also, practice time-man- 
agement and study skills. 

Mondays: English. 
Students can receive help 
with rhetorical strategies, 
composition, developmen- 
tal writing, reading strate- 
gies, literary analysis and 

Tuesday: Sciences. 
Students can get help with 
physical science, chem- 

istry, biology, history, eco- 
nomics, government, polit- 
ical systems and interna- 
tional affairs. 

Wednesdays: Math. 
Students can study opera- 
tions, measurement, alge- 
bra, geometry, reasoning 
proofs, word problems and 
data analysis. 

Thursdays: General study 
and Spanish. Spanish 
study will include the parts 
of speech, verb conjuga- 
tion, pronunciation, read- 
ing, and writing strategies. 

Source: Smart Study session coordinators 

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the final test, students may be 
offered a part-time job with H & 
R Block. 

"Students who pass the test are 
eligible to work through the peak 
of tax season," said H & R Block 
employee Sherri Griffith, who 
will be teaching the course. 
Griffith said the course has been 

offered free to NSU students for 
a number of years. She also said 
the class attracts many people, 
even students who aren't math 
or business majors. 

Jeri S. Wright, job and develop- 
ment location officer, said the 
class has become quite popular, 
especially with students from the 

business department. Wright 
also said that the course is given 
on a first-come, first-serve basis, 
and students are encouraged to 
register as soon as possible. 

The course is divided into 
basic and advanced tax prepara- 
tion. The class will meet twice a 
week over two to three months. 



many more steps that will be 
taken to help the parking prob- 
lem. This bill just needed more 
supporting evidence." 

Senator Dustin Floyd said he 
opposed the bill because it is not 
going to effectively stop students 
and faculty from moving their 

"If you stop traffic coming 
through the middle of campus, 
it's going to go somewhere. It's 


going to go out onto College 
(Avenue) and out around on 
Tarlton (Avenue)," Floyd said. 
"People are still going to move 
their cars anyway, and it's just 
going to make traffic on College 

At Monday's meeting, the SGA 
voted unanimously to raise the 
maximum amount of an SGA 
student loan from $50 to $75. 

Also, SGA President Greg 

Comeaux appointed Patrick 
Feller, who ran for and lost the 
SGA primary election for senior 
senator, and junior Leslie Ross to 
senator-at-large positions with 
the approval of the Senate. 

Next week, the SGA will be 
voting to allocate $326 for the 
SGA Homecoming Brunch on 
October 21 and to replace the ini- 
tials "IM" with "Wellness 
Center" in the SGA By-laws. 


known in his religion was racism. 

"Islam did away with racism — 
racial ideas of righteousness," 
Abdullah said. 

"Islam also gave me a sober def- 
inition of my humanity. Because, 
you know, growing up the sixties, 
I'd inherited ideas about my 
humanity," Abdullah said. 

As a 21-year-old African- 
American, Abdullah said the 
word "black" did not signify intel- 
ligence, goodness, purity and 
righteousness to him. 

"Black had a negative definition 
that came with it. The church did- 
n't correct it to me," Abdullah said 
about his experience with 
Christianity. "Islam removed the 
racial pictures in humanity. There 
is no superior family or superior 

Abdullah acknowledges his 
past as part of his present. 

"I see that part of my life as part 
of journey to finding God. In find- 
ing God we find ourselves," 
Abdullah said. 

Akbar's conversion to Islam 
happened after he did not find ful- 
fillment in Christianity. Akbar said 
that when he was a child there 
was something called a mourning 
bench at his church. People would 
go sit on the bench, and they 
would leave the bench having 
found reconciliation with God. 

"I went to the mourning bench," 
Akbar said. "Once you came off 
you were ready to be baptized. I 
never came off the bench." 

Akbar said he found Allah, the 
Arabic word for God, in Islam and 
the teachings of Muhammad. 
Muhammad is believed by 
Muslims to be the final prophet of 

"We believe that Jesus said, 
'There is one coming after me that 
will lead you into all truth'," 
Akbar said. Christians generally 
believe Jesus was referring to the 
Holy Spirit, and Muslims believe 
he was talking about Muhammad. 

Muslims believe the Koran was 
the final revelation of Allah. 

"The Koran came 1,400 years 
ago as a book to clear up some 
things,'' Akbar said. 

Islam teaches that books such as 
those of Abraham, the Torah of 
Moses, the Psalms of David and 
the Gospel of Jesus Christ have 
their source in Allah. Muslims 
believe those books were revealed 
in truth and contained the same 
message as the Koran, but they 
were not preserved in truth. 

Abdullah said that Natchitoches 

Muslims were once very active in 
the community. 

"We started out basically as a 
group of converts," Abdullah said. 
"When we were struggling to 
learn our religion we were more 
active in our community." 

Some community-related activi- 
ties included street preaching, 
house to house visits, an Islam- 
oriented newspaper, and an 
attempt at establishing a food 

In the early to mid 1980s, there 
was an influx of Muslim students 
at NSU. Abdullah said those stu- 
dents taught the converts a lot 
about Islam's practices. Around 
1986 those students, most of 
whom were Saudi Arabian, start- 
ed to leave NSU. Abdullah said 
one of the Saudi students told him 
it was because the tuition costs 
were increased. 

There are now a few faculty 
members from NSU and the 
Louisiana School for Math, 
Science and the Arts that go to the 
center. These Arabic Muslims pray 
alongside American Muslims and 
Abdullah said the differences are 
sometimes noticeable. 

"They don't encourage the par- 
ticipation of women," Abdullah 
said about congregational prayer. 
The main prayer room in the 
mosque adjoins a smaller prayer 
room which is separated by a 
series of wooden double doors. 
The ceiling is high and the wall 
does not extend to the ceiling's 
height. Abdullah said the women 
usually pray in that room and can 
hear because of the open wall 
space above the doors. 

Abdullah's wife attends the 
mosque with him often. "When 
she's there, I myself will open the 
door so she can hear what's being 
said," Abdullah said, "so she 
doesn't have to listen over the 
wall." Abdullah said that separat- 
ing the men from the women and 
children is a cultural practice and 
not religious in nature. 

There are five pillars that 
Muhammad said Islam is built on. 
The first is fasting. During the 
month of Ramadan, which is 
October, Muslims do not eat or 
drink from sunrise to sunset. This 
practice is meant to increase a 
Muslim's focus on Allah. 
Ramadan is believed to be the first 
month that revelation came to 

Almsgiving is the annual giving 
of at least 2.5 percent of a 
Muslim's savings if it is financial- 

ly possible. The money is given to 
a deserving needy person, a new 
convert to Islam, a traveler or one 
overwhelmed by debts. 

The pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi 
Arabia is the third pillar of Islam. 
Akbar went on his pilgrimage in 
1996 and said it was a challenge at 
times. Those making the trip have 
to suppress passion, refrain from 
any bloodshed and be pure in 
word and deed. Successfully com- 
pleting the journey means forgive- 
ness for Muslims. The annual 
international conference lasts for 
ten days and is said to be the 
largest spiritual gathering in the 

"It's like all of my previous sins 
are forgiven. It's like a newborn 
baby," Akbar said about the effect 
the pilgrimage had on him. "It's 
like to being born again." 

Testimony of faith, the simple 
declaration of a Muslim's belief in 
Allah as a single deity and 
Muhammad as his servant and 
messenger, is the fourth pillar of 
Islam. This is how a person 
becomes Muslim. 

The last and most common pil- 
lar of Islam is prayer. There are 
five prayer times each day in 
Islam: Predawn, which is held 
daily at the Islamic Center of 
Natchitoches; noon; afternoon; 
after sunset; and evening, which is 
also held daily at the center. When 
Muslims cannot go to a mosque 
for prayer, they pray on their own. 

Friday is Islam's holy day.. In 
addition to predawn and evening 
prayer, the congregation usually 
joins for prayer at 1:30 p.m. at the 
mosque in Natchitoches. About 10 
to 15 people bow together, and 
prayer is led by one member. 

"What really determines the 
length of the prayer is the recita- 
tion of the Koran," Abdullah said. 
Some prayers last five minutes, 
and others, like special Ramadan 
prayers, include a recitation of the 
entire Koran. 

Some members of the center 
gather on Sundays at noon to 
study the Koran. Abdullah said it 
is mostly converts who go. They 
read the Koran and discuss it so 
they can understand it more. 
During conventional prayer the 
Koran is recited in Arabic. 

"I prayed in English until I 
learned Arabic," Abdullah said. 
He said that when his children 
were young, he taught the Koran 
to them in English. They are now 
all adults and have learned 

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residentially-zoned lot that overlooks the rear of the Wellness Center site, was also chained off on both entrances. 

Police Blotter 

Sept. 18, 2003 
8:10 p.m. 

An unidentified woman 
called campus police to 
report people possibly doing 
drugs in the University Col- 

10:04 p.m. 

A student called from 
Dodd Hall to report men who 
may have been looking in 
windows on the south side of 
the building. 

Sept. 19, 2003 
4:41 p.m. 

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evade police at Caddo Hall. 
Several minutes later, the 
vehicle in which the suspects 
were fleeing was pulled over. 
Officials called Caddo Hall 
for verification of the peo- 
ple's names. One was de- 
tained, and the Natchitoches 
Police Department took con- 
trol of the situation. 

10:11 p.m. 

Campus police received a 
call from Watson Library in 
reference to a man seen 
exposing himself in the fac- 
ulty and staff parking lots. 
The area was searched, and 
officers spoke to several peo- 
ple, but no one else said they 
saw anyone suspicious. An 
officer went to the library 
and took a statement from 
the caller. 

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Most voters undecided, lean towards Democratic party 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

jhe Oct. 4 state primaries, 
i^hich include voting for the 
Louisiana governor's office, is 
buicMy approaching, and most 
Coters remain undecided. 

According to the latest poll 
Conducted by Southern Media 
Opinion and Research 36 per- 
cent of likely voters in 
ouisiana have yet to choose a 
andidate. This could lead to a 
ery interesting stretch run and 
ould leave many political 
rognosticators scratching their 

leads on October 5. 
.eCLRKEN-rSALct The frontrunners in the poll 

3 re democrat Kathleen Blanco 
and republican Bobby Jindal. 
democrats Buddy Leach and 
Richard Ieyoub are not far 

1 Louisiana's open primary sys- 
tem leaves open the possibility 
ji two members of the same 
party making the Nov. 15 
^^^^^r-unoff. However, at this late 
Bptage of the race that scenario 
Reems unlikely. Most experts 
^^^^^^%elieve that if Jindal can coa- 
esce the republican vote he 
should be in the runoff with one 
?f the democrat hopefuls, but 
with such a large block of vot- 
ers still undecided all candi- 
dates still have at least an out- 
side shot of winning the pri- 

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Kathleen Blanco, Democrat 

Blanco, of Lafa- 
yette, is currently 
serving her second 
term as 
Louisiana's lieu- 
tenant governor. 
Blanco is 60 years 
old and received 
er bachelor's degree in 
usiness Education from ULL in 
.964. She worked as a teacher 
nd a bookkeeper before getting 
nvolved with politics. Her 
olitical resume includes stints 
is a state representative, public 
service commissioner and her 
current position as Lt. 
Governor. Blanco is considered 
i centrist democrat and takes a 
conservative stance on some 
issues. She believes quality 
mblic education should be the 
fop priority for Louisiana and 

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Jay Blossman, Republican 

Blossman, 38, is 
the second young- 
est and proudly 
the most conserva- 
tive candidate in 
the race. Bloss- 
man is a native of 
St. Tammany 
ar ish and is currently serving 
N the Public Servic! 
ommission. Blossman, who 
Reived his law degree in 1991, 
s the youngest person ever 
lected to the Commission. He 

has come under fire recently for 
two DUIs he received in college 
and for a negative campaign ad 
he ran in the summer, which 
blamed Governor Mike Foster 
for the Baton Rouge serial 
killings. Blossman is against 
legalized gambling and believes 
lower taxes and eliminating 
government waste is the key to 
reviving Louisana's stagnant 
economy and to create opportu- 
nities for young people in the 

Hunt Downer, Republican 

Downer, a resident 
of Houma, has 
been in the state 
House of 
for over 25 years. 
In 2000, he was the 
chairman of 
Louisiana's chapter of 
"Democrats for Bush" before 
officially switching parties in 
2001. Downer is 57 years old 
and received his Juris Doctorate 
degree from Loyola School of 
Law in 1972. Downer said the 
top priority is jobs. "College 
graduates will remain in 
Louisiana when we have the 
jobs to keep them here," 
Downer said. "They will benefit 
most by the opportunities my 
administration will create for 
them." Downer also said that 
"current and future students 
will continue to receive assis- 
tance through TOPS" and "I 
will work diligently to make 
sure all of our colleges receive 
the funding they deserve." 

Randy Ewing, Democrat 

Ewing, of Quit- 
man, served 12 
years in the 
Louisiana state 
senate, including a 
4-year term as 
Senate president, 
before retiring in 
2000. Ewing is also a centrist 
democrat, and considers himself 
to be fiscally conservative. 
Ewing is 59 years old and 
received a bachelor's degree in 
finance /business from LSU. 
Ewing has polled high in north- 
ern Louisiana, but has yet to pull 
high numbers in the southern 
part of the state. However, 
Ewing supporters hope that will 
change now that New Orleans 
Mayor Ray Nagin has given 
Ewing his full endorsement. 

"Randy thinks its all about the 
economy", Mike Hinton, 
Ewing's press secretary said, 
"and he has a plan to create 
200,000 new jobs so that our kids 
can stay in Louisiana." 

Richard Ieyoub, Democrat 

Ieyoub, a native of 
Lake Charles, is 
Louisiana's current 
attorney general. 
Ieyoub is serving 
his third term after 
running unop- 
posed in his last re- 
election campaign. His major 
accomplishment during his 
tenure has been negotiating a 
$4.2 billion lawsuit against the 
nation's tobacco companies. 
While attorney general, Ieyoub 
divorced his wife, and married a 

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younger staff member. He com- 
pleted his undergraduate work 
at McNeese State, and received 
his Juris Doctoral Degree from 
the LSU School of Law. Before 
being elected attorney general in 
1991, Ieyoub served as the dis- 
trict attorney for Calcasieu 
Parish. If elected, Ieyoub plans 
to raise teachers' and sheriffs' 
pay and raise cigarette taxes, 
while gradually phasing out 
business taxes. He is also a 
staunch supporter of affirmative 

Bobby Jindal, Republican 

Piyush "Bobby" 
Jindal, of Baton 
Rouge, is the 
youngest candi- 
date at 32. He 
a graduated from 
Wk Brown University 

with honors in 
biology and public policy. He 
received his graduate degree 
from Oxford University as a 
Rhodes scholar. He has also 
served as secretary of the 
Louisiana department of health 
and hospitals, the President of 
the University of Louisiana 
System, and most recently as a 
health policy advisor for the 
G.W. Bush Administration. 
Jindal has attempted to capital- 
ize on his Washington connec- 
tions in recent television and 
radio ads. He was, however, 
forced to remove an image of 

himself shaking hands with the 
President from one of his com- 
mercials. The Bush administra- 
tion did not want people to get 
the impression that the President 
has endorsed Jindal. Gov. Foster, 
on the other hand, has given 
Jindal his full endorsement. If 
Jindal were to win he would be 
the youngest governor elected in 
the U.S. since William Jefferson 
Clinton was elected governor of 
Arkansas at the same age. 


"Buddy" Leach, 

At 69 years old, the 
former congress- 
man and state leg- 
islator is the oldest 
candidate. Leach, 
whose campaign is 
almost completely 
self-funded, was 
indicted on vote buying charges 
in 1978. He was later acquitted 
of all charges. Leach, who 
received both his undergraduate 
and his law degrees from LSU, 

has endowed the LSU school of 
agriculture as well as science 
education here at NSU. 

John Forrest Laes, speaking on 
behalf of the Leach campaign, 
said "Leach's specific plan for 
the state in based on a 3 percent 
processing fee on all imported 
oil that is processed in 
Louisiana. This will generate $1 
billion in the next few year that 
will be used to raise teacher 
pay."Laes also said "Buddy and 
Laura have tried harder than 
anyone to reach out to young 

He points to the "Louisiana 
Rocks" CD as proof. Leach has 
been distributing this CD, which 
features local band Kelvin, free 
of charge throughout his cam- 
paign. Leach also visited NSU's 
campus when state matching 
funds for endowed chairs were 
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the Current Sauce 

Opinions I 


It is never 
too late 

By Alecia Reyes 

What we need at NSU is a 
chapter of Beta Theta Gamma, a 
national fraternity for nontradi- 
tional students. Why? We make 
up just under half of the 
Northwestern State University 
population. What else do we 
need? More support, more 
understanding, and more things 
just for us. 

Several universities have pro- 
grams we could model. Here are 
a few examples: 

The university of Las Vegas, 
better known as UNLV, not only 
has a Web page for nontradition- 
al students but also offers many 
programs to make the nontradi- 
tional students feel welcome. 
UNLV has a chapter of Beta 
Theta Gamma for students over 
the age of 24. The members of 
this fraternity have events such 
as, family picnics, athletic 
events, and camping and canoe 

Weber State University in 
Ogden, Utah, has established a 
childcare program to help their 
nontraditional students, who 
make up 30-35 percent of their 
student population. Students 
can pay $2.50 per child, from 
ages 2-9, for up to 4 hours a day. 

A third model program for 
nontraditional students can be 
found at Wichita State 
University. This University 
offers programs throughout the 
year and devotes an entire week 
to those "older, wiser" students. 
Some activities included in that 
week are: Family Activity 
Tailgate Party, Bring your 
Significant Other to Class Day 
and Adult Student Friendly 
Awards, which go to five cam- 
pus offices that are most nontra- 
ditional student friendly. 

students make up 
just under half of 
the Northwestern 
State University 
population. What 
else do we need? 

If students come 
first at NSU, then 
we older students 
are ready for 
services targeted 
to us. Considering 
the demographics 
of NSU, is it too 
much to ask for 
more things 
geared just for 
the non- 

If students come first at NSU, 
then we older students are ready 
for services targeted to us. 
Considering the demographics 
of NSU, is it too much to ask for 
more^'rrtihgs geared just for the 
nontraditional students? We 
nontraditional students feel we 
benefit NSU as we are here con- 
tinuing our education. 

The Current Sauce Editorial Board did not meet this week. NSU student 
Alecia Reyes is filling in for this issue with the above column. To contact 
Alecia, send e-mail to the Sauce at or call 357-5456. 

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Federal aid makes tuition costs rise 

By Neal McCluskey 

Cato Institute (KRT Campus) 

Americans, it seems, have never 
been better educated. Between 
1970 and 2000 the number of indi- 
viduals enrolled in institutions of 
higher learning increased from 8.5 
million to 15.3 million. Likewise, 
from 1971 to 2001, the percentage 
of 25- to 29-year olds in the United 
States holding at least a bachelor's 
degree rose 71 percent. So why, as 
Congress prepares to reauthorize 
the federal law governing higher 
education, are policy-makers so 

The answer is the ever-rising 
cost of college tuition, and the 
anxiety it's causing the public. 
Fortunately, a new report from the 
U.S. House Committee on 
Education and the Workforce, 
"The College Cost Crisis," con- 
tains clues to the solution - if only 
policy makers would see them. 

As the report - released to her- 
ald the reauthorization of the 
Higher Education Act - begins, it 
identifies the tuition rocket's like- 
ly fuel: "Beginning with the 
Higher Education Act of 1965, the 
federal government ... has provid- 
ed significant funding to help 
ensure that low- and moderate- 
income students and families are 
not prevented from receiving a 
postsecondary education simply 
because of financial circum- 
stances." This year it accom- 
plished that by "investing roughly 
$90 billion in higher education, 
with the bulk of that money, about 
$65 billion, going directly to stu- 

dents. ..." 

Though the $90 billion figure for 
overall federal higher education 
funding is staggering, the prime 
suspect for ballooning tuition 
costs is the only slightly less stag- 
gering $65 billion going directly to 
students. Consider its effect on 
demand: A student will "pur- 
chase" education at a price he can 
afford. Extra education money 
enables him to pay a higher 

In the aggregate, billions of dol- 
lars of student aid artificially 
inflate demand - and average 
tuition - as students who might 
not have gone to college do, and 
others attend more expensive 
institutions than they otherwise 
would have. "The College Cost 
Crisis" acknowledges that federal 
aid has produced just such an 
effect: Pell grants alone, it boasts, 
have "made the dream of college a 
reality for millions of students" by 
helping to "defray the cost of 
higher education." 

On the supply side, federal aid 
makes universities less sensitive 
about their own costs. 

"Increases in financial aid in 
recent years have enabled colleges 
and universities blithely to raise 
tuitions, confident that federal 
loan subsidies would help cush- 
ion the increase," said then- 
Secretary of Education William J. 
Bennett in 1987. 

The "Bennett hypothesis" - the 
theory that as long as someone 
ensures the bills will get paid, col- 
leges will raise tuition - makes 
sense, especially in light of gov- 

ernment's guarantee of an afford- 
able college education for all who 
want one. It's a reality corroborat- 
ed by Murray State University 
President Dr. F. King Alexander, 
who in a recent hearing told the 
House Subcommittee on 21st 
Century Competitiveness that 
some schools do, in fact, raise 
tuition because government will 
cover it. 

Unfortunately, despite Alex- 
ander's revelation, subcommittee 
members spent little time digging 
deeper into the Bennett hypothe- 
sis. It's an attitude reflected in 
"The College Cost Crisis," which 
gives Bennett's theory only a cur- 
sory - but emphatic - nod, with 
quotes from recent articles in 
Newsweek and Forbes: "Because 
parents and students keep coming 
back for more, there is 'no market 
constraint to keep them from rais- 
ing tuition,' Newsweek quotes 
Ronald Ehrenberg, director of the 
Cornell Higher Education 
Research Institute, as saying. 
'People continue to knock on their 
doors.' And, of course, the federal 
government continues to increase 
spending. ..." 

So what does the report suggest 
as a possible solution to the tuition 
inflation problem? Colleges and 
universities policing themselves. 
It would rely on "commitment 
from the higher education com- 
munity to not only acknowledge 
the problem but work toward 
addressing it, and broad coopera- 
tive efforts from all stakeholders 
in higher education. ..." 

Good luck. If the Bennett 

hypothesis is true, schools have) 
incentive to rein in costs. As li 
as colleges are in competition, 
university jobs and salanj 
depend on schools drawing kj 
away from competitors, instil 
tions of higher learning won't st( 
buying the latest equipmaj 
building new facilities, and hirii 
expensive, "celebrity" professa 
That is, unless tuition and oth 
funds become more scarce. 

Reauthorization of the Higa 
Education Act is an excelled 
opportunity for all the collej 
educated folks in Congress i 
explore the real causes of skyroc 
eting tuition. Unfortunately, I 
"The College Cost Crisis" is ai 
indication, higher education 
continue to be treated as a feder; 
ly ensured entitlement, drivii 
politicians to keep on fueling 9 
tuition rocket they say they w? 
to ground. 

Neal McCluskey is a poll- 
analyst with the Center! 
Educational Freedom at the Cal 
Institute. Readers may write: 
the author at the Cato Institutj 
1000 Massachusetts Avenue N! 
Washington, D.C. 20001; We 
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Where are 
the fans? 

Once again 
this past Satur- 
days football 
game has come 
and gone. And 
as I gazed across 
the student side of 
Turpin Stadium I 
came to a sickening realiza- 
tion. I have never in all my life 
seen of been to a school where 
there is so much lack of support 
from the students at sporting 
events. I have been to high school 
games of 15,000 people and we, a 
university with a student body of 
8,000+ students on the 
Natchitoches campus cannot even 
get half that many students to a 
football game. (Ed. Note: Actual sta- 
tistics on how many students attend 

Natchitoches campus classes were not 
available by press time.) I just do not 
understand. Is going home and 
doing laundry THAT important? 
Why can't it be done here at 
school? Now before anyone gets 
offended I am aware there are 
those students who work week- 
ends and don't have a choice. 

I think too many people, espe- 
cially in Louisiana, are under the 
assumption that if the football 
game isn't being played by a Big 
XII or SEC school then it can't be 
fun or it doesn't matter. Well let 
me tell you that you are sorely mis- 
taken. Ask yourself what is the dif- 
ference? ATTENDENCE!! hmm, 

I guess what I am trying to say is 
put off that laundry for one day. 
Stay in town and take in the whole 
college gameday experience. You 

are missing out on so much fun. 
The tailgating before the game, the 
game itself, and the fun after the 
game. It is all day experience. You 
don't; even have to be a football 
fan to have fun. Here is a "How To 
list" if you still are unsure about 
coming to the game: 

Convince your friends to stay in 
town for the game. The more stu- 
dents the more fun you will have. 

Tailgate before the game. 
Everyone pitch in a few bucks to 
get your food /beverage of choice 
and find a tailgate spot. There is 
plenty of room around Prather for 
every student to get their eat and 
drink on. 

Football games are not fashion 
shows. Also, I don't care how 
much you like them or want to go 
to school there, if you are going to 

wear LSU stuff either leave it< 

home or transfer. You go * 
Northwestern State University i 
show it. Be proud, it is a daff> 
good school. 

Get to the game early for YOl 
Pregame and YOUR Alma Mater 

BE LOUD!! Cheer on H| 

After the game go out an 

have FUN!!! 

In closing, for those of you vM 
attend the games keep support^ 
your school. And for those of yO 
who don't, you are missing of 
Once you graduate and leave N# 
and get into the real world you $ 
going to wish you went to tt 
games and had as much fun whii 
you can before all the responsibi 

ty hits you. Trust Me. So G 

Demons!! And Go NSU!! 

Dave Thom* 


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Diversions Editor 

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Sports Editor 

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Photo Editor 

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Chief Copy Editor 

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Movie review 

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good comedy 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions Editor 

Jonathan Lynn's movie The 
fighting Temptations is a hilarious 
musical that brings out the true 
essence of gospel music. 

Lynn, who also directed My 
Cousin Vinny (1992) and The 
Whole Nine Yards (2000), brings 
together an all-star cast in a 
southern setting. 

The film is centered on the 
choirs of the Baptist churches. 
The main character Darrin (Cuba 
Gooding, Jr.), a high school 
dropout from Monte Carlo, Ga. 
raised by his nightclub-singing 
mother (Faith Evans). 

The film brings Darrin into the 
present as a shallow advertising 
executive who is fired for fabri- 
cating his resume. After losing 
his job and many financial diffi- 
culties; his focus is shifted to the 
death of his aunt. 

Darrin returns to his home- 
town for the reading of his aunt's 
will. The will has entitled Darrin 
to receive an inheritance only if 
he can get the church choir to 
win a national choir competition. 
Darrin begins recruiting anyone 
from the drunken man on the 
street to the singers in the barber 
shop. On Darrin's voyage to 
recruit new members to the 
choir, he falls in love with the 
lead soloist Teri (Beyonce 

The Fighting Temptations is a 
movie that keeps your attention 
focused with lots of laughter. 
This movie teaches a valuable 
lesson on life through the "temp- 
tations" faced everyday and by 
how we judge others. 

I encourage everyone to give 
into temptation and go see this 
five-star movie. 



The Department of Social 
Sciences at Northwestern State 
University will participate in 

Louisiana Archaeology Week 

Sept.28-Oct. 4. 

The NSU Anthropological Club 
will host tours of the archaeolo- 
gy laboratory, the Cultural 
Resource Office Conservation 
rmation. laboratory and the Williamson 
Museum on the Northwestern 

For more information, contact 
J 'T. Stark at 357-5212. 

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for Sept. 26-27 

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Biblical Panel set 
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The Louisiana Scholars' 
College is scheduled to hold a 
Da nel discussion on the book of 
J ob. 

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Ar nold Task of the 

c °ngregation Gemiluth 

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reveport, and Rev. Cathy 
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The event will begin at 7:30 
km. in 227 Morrison Hall. 

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Left: Two-year-old Allundrea Jacobs, also known as "NuNu", clings to her mother, freshman NSU business administration major Valandra 
Matthews. Right: Allundrea "NuNu" Jacobs stands near the front door of her home at NSU's married student housing. 

By Tasha N. Braggs and 
Christal Navarre 

Staff Writers 

If you thought being a full-time 
student was hard, try doing it with 
children underfoot. Then add to the 
mix the stress of building a loving, 
safe and stable environment, and a 
steady income to provide for them. 
Could you handle it? 

That is exactly what these four 
women are doing. Laurie Brown is a 
junior in NSU's early childhood 
education program. In and out of 
school since 1995, Brown attained 
an associates' degree in early child- 
hood education from Louisiana 
Technical School in 1999. After a 
semester break she returned to NSU 
and has two years left before gradu- 


Brown is a single mother with a 
seven-year-old son, Kaleb. They live 
in Natchitoches in the University 
Terrace apartments. While she gets 
some help from school loans and a 
Pell grant, Brown still works full- 
time at Cane River Children's 
Services while being a full-time stu- 
dent. She also works at Girls Town, 
and teaches at her church. 

"The hardest thing for me is emo- 
tionally handling it and being 
strong for my son. Because I have 
struggled, I work a fun-time job, but 
Vet V can't get housing assistance 
bec'a'ifse I quote 'make too much,'" 
Brown said. 

Now that Kaleb is in school, 
going to class is a little easier for 
Brown. When Kaleb was younger, 
Brown had to take him to class with 
her if a friend couldn't help baby-sit. 

"I feel that it is important to get 
involved in my daughters' lives and to 
always remind them of the importance 
of a good education." 

Valandra Matthews 

Freshman Business Administration Major and mother of three 

have an abortion or have my son. I 
chose my son." 

Keri Patrick, a senior early child- 
hood education major, drops in on 
her 4-year-old daughter Kaitlin at 
the Headstart Center on campus, 
located across from the Warren 
Easton Laboratory School. Patrick 
said it is very easy to check on her 
daughter and volunteer at the 
Headstart Center while she is stu- 
dent teaching at the laboratory 
school this semester. 

Patrick, originally from Vidalia, 
La., said that she has lived in 
Natchitoches five years, having 
transferred from the University of 
Louisiana at Monroe. Patrick said 
she became pregnant at age 20 and 
sat out of school for a year. 

Kaitlin was six months old when 
Patrick decided to return to school. 

"I had a lot of support from my 
family," Patrick said, "My brother 
moved in for a while to help Kaitlin 
and me until we got on our feet, and 
he is like a father figure in her life." 

Patrick said the hardest part 
about being a single parent was 
leaving Kaitlin to go to work and 
school. She said the Headstart 
Center allows her to get involved in 
Kaitlin's education by volunteering. 

"We do have some stressful 
mornings when preparing for the 
day," Patrick said. "It can also be 
very hard when Kaitlin wants to 
play and I have to do homework, 
but we manage to maintain very 

Patrick said she is scheduled to 
graduate in May and has managed 
to maintain a 3.0 GPA each semester. 
Patrick said she is looking forward 
to her career as a teacher. 

"I love kids, and I love being 
around kids," Patrick said, "I 
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Brown said that NSU has a rule that 
parents can't bring their children to 
class, but her teachers were very 
supportive. They were understand- 
ing, and if she had to miss class they 
helped her find other available 
classes to attend that were covering 
the same information. 

Brown is very proud of her son. 
She said he is in the second grade, 
making straight As, and is in the 
Accelerated Reader program. When 
Brown attended Louisiana Tech, 
Kaleb went to the Even Start pro- 
gram, which is very similar to Head 

Brown said her biggest support- 
ers have been her friends, Circle K 
and God. Brown and her son have 
no other family, and do not have 
contact with Kaleb' s father. 

"I have a mixed son and my fam- 
ily disowned me. They told me to 

DUI speaker tells tale of tragedy 

By Candice Pauley 

Staff Writer 

A crowd of NSU students gath- 
ered in the Student Union 
Wednesday to hear Mark Sterner's 
tragic tale of a fateful spring break. 

As the students settled into their 
seats, Sterner made his way up to 
the stage. "How many of you have 
done something really stupid 
when you were drunk?" Sterner 
asks. Almost everyone raised his or 
her hand. Sterner then proceeded 
to ask more and more personal 
questions related to drunken activ- 
ities. After a series of these ques- 
tions, Sterner asks, "How many of 
you have ever killed three of your 
best friends while driving drunk?" 
There he stood on stage with his, 
the sole hand in the air. 

At that point, Sterner asked that 
the lights be turned off and he 
played a video for the crowd. The 
video was a recording done by 
Sterner and his friends document- 
ing their last night on spring break. 
The last images of his friends 
before the fatal car accident are 
caught on that tape. 

As the crowd watched and lis- 
tened to Sterner's retelling, there 

were soft sobs and sniffing on all 
sides of the room. 

Sterner told the audience about 
his last night with his friends. 
Sterner was chosen to drive 
because he was the least drunk of 
the five. The last thing Sterner 
recalls of that night was dancing 
with his friends in a bar. Two 
weeks later he woke up in a hospi- 
tal room to the news that his three 
best friends, Jim, Aaron, and Pete, 
were dead. His fifth friend received 
only minor injuries. 

When he heard the news his first 
thoughts were not about going to 
jail, but about his friends and their 

Sterner was then charged for 
killing his friends while driving 
under the influence. Sterner served 
three years in a maximum-security 
prison in Florida. 

After the trial, Sterner had to 
meet with the parents of the friends 
that died in the accident. "All I 
wanted to do was die. I didn't want 
to go on without my friends," 
Sterner said. "Would I trade my life 
for my friends? In a heart beat," 
Sterner said. 

Every day, Sterner asks himself, 
"Would my friends be married 
now? Would they have kids?" 

Candice Pauley / the Current Sauce 
Mark Sterner, enlightens the students with the importance of not drinking and 

As the lights came back on, a 
flushed and teary-eyed Sterner 
offered to listen to anyone who 
wished to speak with him. 

Ashley Jenkins, a student who 
attended the program, said, "I've 
had friends that were killed in 
drunk driving accidents. I hope 
that everybody else got some- 
thing out of it that hasn't had a 
close experience like this." 

Senior Jessica Breaux had seen 

Sterner speak before. "I wanted to 
come by again to experience it 
with the students of 
Northwestern because I think it's 
something that we really needed 
on campus. 

Sterner has traveled all over the 
country speaking to students and 
adults alike. He has spoken to 
more than 110 groups this year 
alone and has told his story to 
nearly a million people. 

Heart of Spain exhibit warms Louisiana 

By Cara Rasch 

Staff Writer 

Two hundred years ago 
Louisiana was purchased for $1 

Today in observation of the 
Bicentennial of the Louisiana 
Purchase, the Alexandria Museum 
of Art is hosting The Heart of Spain, 
an exhibit that has an overall value 
estimated at more than $61 million. 

The Heart of Spain is featuring 
the artwork of famous artists such 
as Goya, El Greco, Velasquez and 
many more. The pieces include 

paintings, sculptures, tapestries and 
jewelry, created between the 12th 
and 18th centuries. Many of these 
have never left their homes in 
Spanish museums, convents and 

For some of the artwork this is the 
first time that it will be viewed by 
the public. When the exhibit is over 
everything will return to Spain. The 
only remaining piece will be the 
reproduction of the 12th Century 
Romanic Chapel; it is a true-to-size 
replica that El Prado museum has 
graciously offered in commemora- 
tion of this event and will remain at 
the museum in Alexandria. 

Several of NSU's own alumni are 
helping bring this event together. 
Public relations graduate Courtney 
Michiels is working in sales, along 
with Leigh Flynn, leader of the edu- 
cation liaison team. 

"It is a wonderful opportunity 
not only for workers who are mak- 
ing it happen, but now that it is hap- 
pening it is a wonderful opportuni- 
ty for the public as well," Flynn 
said. "The Spanish government and 
the Alexandria Museum of Art rec- 
ognize the need for a strong educa- 
tional component to support the 

Public relations major, Brandi 

Boudreaux said, "There is a great 
deal of history and it will help me to 
gain an interest in the Spanish cul- 
ture and religious background." 

For students interested in view- 
ing this piece of Spanish heritage 
and legacy, NSU's Spanish profes- 
sor, Comfort Pratt with Maria 
Sanchez of the Louisiana School of 
Math Science and the Arts, will be 
taking a group of students to wit- 
ness this cultural experience on 
November 14. The tour will be that 
morning; students will enter at a 
discounted rate and can plan on 
being back on campus by noon. 


Janie Warren 

for the 

Fashion, health and self- 
improvement: These factors go 
hand-in-hand, and they are par- 
ticularly important to many of 

For this week's column, I'd 
like to discuss how to focus on 
these items of well-being and 
how to best achieve them. 

For the working woman, the 
single mother, the busy lady: 

One of the best things about 
the fall /winter season is the 
make-up trend. Make-up for 
this season can be either dramat- 
ic or subtle and still look oh so 
natural. It is possible to look 
glamorous and only spend a few 
minutes in front of the mirror 
each morning. 

For a simple, everyday look- 
To cover those blemishes, dab 
on a little concealer and seal 
with a loose or compact powder. 
This will give you a nice matte 
finish without that heavy feel of 

Lip-gloss — Clear lip-gloss is 
an easy, sexy way to enhance 
those luscious lips. Apply a neu- 
tral lip liner (one close to your 
skin tone) and don't forget to 
lightly pencil your entire lip. 
Apply the gloss over the liner, 
and your done. Lip-liner not 
only defines your lips, but it also 
allows for daylong lipstick/ 
gloss wear. 

To enhance those eyes, dab a 
little gloss on your lids. This 
adds a touch of shine for a look 
of relaxed beauty, and it's an 
easier alternative to eye shadow. 

This morning regimen takes 
no more than five to seven min- 
utes, and it's fantastic for the 
cost conscious. I'm sure you'll 
agree the results will definitely 
be to your liking! 

Students: Being in school, 
whether a parent, traditional, or 
non-traditional student can be 
exhausting. Between school, 
work, other responsibilities, and 
children, energy is often lost and 
sometimes discouragement and 
frustration can become com- 
mon. When all or any of these 
things play a part in your life, 
if s especially important to make 
sure your health is up to par. 
Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! I 
know we hear this quite often, 
but exercise (along with a 
healthy diet) truly is important. 
Of course we all know this and 
many of us want to become 
health nuts, but we've got to 
stop making excuses! " "There's 
not enough time," "I don't want 
to pay any membership fees," 
"I'm just not motivated." 

Actually, by making time for 
exercise, your energy level will 
skyrocket and your days will go 
by smoother. Keep these things 
in mind: 

Any type of exercise is great — 
cleaning the house; a short 30- 
minute aerobics tape; a walk 
with your children, friend or 
significant other. None of these 
factors require much time or 

Bottom line — throughout the 
course of the week, make time 
for yourself! If you must, sit 
down and make a sche- 
dule... one that allots at least 30 
minutes a day to take care of 
you. I guarantee life itself will 
seem a little more promising! 
And don't forget ladies, have 
fun with your make-up this sea- 
son, be cost-conscious, and 
don't feel as though you must 
spend several hours and dollars 
"beautifying" yourself in the 
morning. Complement your 
looks with subtle, inexpensive 
cosmetic products. 

Just remember: every one has 
a different look. My job is to 
encourage you guys to accentu- 
ate those different looks by 
appreciating and caring for 
yourselves. You are the most 
important person in your life! 

Janie Warren is a senior 
journalism major. Her column 
will appear every other week in 
the Diversions section. 

Diversions — the Current Sauce — Thursday, September 25, 2003 


believe that waking up each morn- 
ing and going to teach children is 
one of the greatest jobs in the 

Patrick that the best advice she 
could give to other single mothers 
in college was to not get caught up 
into the stressful parts of life, and 
focus on learning from your child. 

"Your child can teach you more 
as they grow," Patrick said. 

While Patrick is learning from her 
daughter, Valandra Matthews is 
hoping her daughters will learn 
from their mother. 

Valandra Matthews, a freshman 
business administration major, is 
teaching her daughters how to be 
positive role models. Matthews 
received her associates' degree in 
business administration from 
Houston Community College and 
came to pursue a bachelor's degree 
from NSU. 

Matthews said that her. children 
had a lot to do with transferring to 
NSU because she wanted a more 
safe and positive atmosphere for 
them to grow up in. Matthews has 
three daughters, 12-year-old Chan- 
sonique, 9-year-old Mikea, and 2- 
year-old Allundrea, as known as 

Matthews said several of the fac- 
ulty members were extremely help- 
ful in making their transition easier 
by providing a home in married 
housing, toys for the children, cloth- 
ing and food. 

"We have been blessed from the 



time we stepped off the bus," 
Matthews said. 

Matthews' day begins by getting 
the two oldest children on the bus 
to Cloutierville Elementary. Mat- 
thews said she has to bring her 
youngest, "NuNu," with her to 
class until she can get into daycare. 

"My professors are very under- 
standing of my situation," Mat- 
thews said. 

Matthews said she attends class 
everyday twice a day and makes it 
home in time to greet her daughters 
returning from school. 

"In the evening we eat and I help 
them with their homework," 
Matthews said. "I feel that it is 
important to get involved in my 
daughters' lives and to always 
remind them of the importance of a 
good education." 

Matthews said she tries to do her 
studying at night once her kids are 
in bed. Matthews said that every 
night the family joins together to 
say prayers before going to bed. 

"When I have an Internet assign- 
ment or just need to go to the 
library, I always try to include my 
daughters in everything," 
Matthews said. "We do everything 
together because I want my daugh- 
ters to see me as a positive role 
model so that they can strive for 

"I like it down here because I 
have better friends, it is safe to walk 
down the street, and the people 
know how to drive," said Mikea, 


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with their mother, freshman NSU business administration major Valandra Matthews. 

who is in the fourth grade. "At first, 
I thought it was going to be boring, 
but God has really blessed us." 

Matthews said in the future she 
would like to open up a facility to 
encourage other single parents to 
strive for their best. 

"Stay prayed up and know that 
there is no limit to how high you 
can go in life," Matthews said. 

While Patrick and Matthews 
enjoy the learning experience of 
their growing children, Peggy Hill 
awaits the arrival of her son 

Hill is a sophomore biology major 
with an emphasis in pharmacy. Hill 
said she gave up her track scholar- 
ship after she became pregnant. 

"I didn't believe it after I took the 

test twice," Hill said, "I cried a long 
time and was very confused." 

Hill said she received counseling 
from the Women's Resource Center, 
and through the counseling she 
began to feel more confident about 
the pregnancy. 

"I am excited because I feel that it 
is a great gift to bring a life into this 
world because some women are not 

NSU show 'New Faces' gets five stars ***** 

By Christal Navarre 

Staff Writer 

It's a new school year, and the 
theater department has plenty of 
fresh new talent. Sunday the fresh- 
men theater majors performed for 
their first audience in "New Faces." 

"New Faces," directed by Vicki 
Parrish, was an interesting mixture 
of monologues, singing, dancing, 
and even innovative technical light- 
ing. There were 43 new faces on 
stage Sunday night in Theatre West, 
and like most actors they had their 
good, their bad, and their outstand- 

The evening opened with a group 
musical number to "There's No 

Business Like Show Business," 
complete with choreography. 
Though a little uncoordinated, the 
performers were very enthusiastic 
and made the number entertaining. 

In the singing category there were 
a few who stood out, and were a 
genuine pleasure to listen to. There 
was Melody Jones, who sang "I 
Could Have Danced All Night" 
from My Fair Lady. Not only was 
her voice gorgeous, but she actually 
could, and did, hit every note in the 
song. Then there was Greg Williams 
who sang "What Is It About Her." It 
was a lovely and moving piece, and 
Williams sang with much emotion. 
Bryan Williams ended the evening 
with a song dedicated to his mentor. 
His voice was refreshing, and he 
sang from the heart. 

While the singers above had the 
very talented Don Whittaker on 
piano for them, the dancers had to 
suffer through horrible audio tech- 
nical problems. Hands down, the 
worst part of the evening was the 
sound system. But the dancers per- 
severed and showed the audience 
that NSU has recruited some won- 
derfully talented and creative 

Tamyra Wallace danced to "Crazy 
In Love" by Beyonce Knowles. With 
modern dance moves she had 
everyone clapping along as she hit 
her mark in time with the beat, and 
the audience. Krishna Clark and 
Linzi Rodrigue, better known as 
"Cookies N Cream," win the award 
for best save of the night. Their per- 
formance was put on hold when the 

audio techs accidentally dropped 
the CD into the audience below, los- 
ing it beneath the audience's feet. 
The group had to wait for another 
CD to be retrieved, and six perform- 
ances later, were dancing to 
"Dilemma" from Nelly feat. Kelly 
Rowland. But the disasters were not 
over yet when, towards the end of 
their act, the CD began to skip and 
then cut out. Without missing a beat 
the girls began to sing the rest of the 
song while still dancing in sync 
with each other. Kudos to them 
both, the performance embodied 
the spirit of the saying "the show 
must go on." 

The two most notable dance rou- 
tines of the evening came from 
Jeunee Fryer, Krystal McBay, and 
Taryn Giles. Fryer and McBay per- 

formed a dance number to Michael 
Jackson's "Beat It." Sporting 
stripped pants with suspenders, 
white shirts, and hats, the girls had 
some great choreography that 
would have pleased the 'King of 
Pop' himself. Taryn Giles danced to 
Madonna's "Vogue." Giles was 
another victim of the audio techs 
that night as her music also 
skipped, but she kept going, and the 
song layed without cutting out. 
With beautiful and artistic choreog- 
raphy, she was one with the music 
as her movements were smooth and 

The majority of the performances 
were monologues. Most notewor- 
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"Sellouts" and Lawryn Wallace 
with "Sorry" from "For Colored 

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Officials cut ribbons at Morrison, FACS 

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By Jennifer Nola 

Staff Writer 

The reopening of Morrison Hall 
and the Family and Consumer 
Sciences Building was celebrated 
September 18 at a ribbon cutting 
ceremony in the lush new court- 
yard between the two buildings. 

University president Randall 
Webb said the renovations were 
an effort to preserve the past and 
secure the future. 

Many professors and distin- 
guished guests honored the event 
with their presence. Guests 
included state representative 
Taylor Townsend and Nat- 
chitoches mayor Wayne 
McCullen. Speakers for the rib- 

bon cutting were state representa- 
tive Taylor Townsend, Family and 
Consumer Sciences College head 
Patricia Pierson, and Louisiana 
Scholars' College head Margaret 

Each building's representative 
had many positive things to say 
about the renovations. 

Cochran said, "Morrison Hall is 
well suited for the Scholars' 
College's seminar-styled classes." 

Pierson said she was happy to 
be reunited with the Family and 
Consumer Sciences building after 
spending two academic years 
with classes spread out around 
campus. She pointed out the need 
to preserve as many antiques 
from the building as possible. The 
department's most precious 

antique is a bronze betty lamp 
which is original to the building 

Additions to the Family an 
Consumer Sciences buildii 
included men's restroon 
upstairs. Before renovation, tl 
Home Economics departmen 
located upstairs, had little neei 
for a men's restroom because of 
lack of men in its classes. 

Also, Fashion Merchandising 
students are meeting in red, blue 
and yellow classrooms, which afl 
a change from the cream-colorei 
or gray walls of other classrooms 
around campus. 

Blair Rohner, a senior fashiod 
merchandising major, said, "I fea 
the combination of our new 
building and our staff makes fori 
great learning environment." 

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Call it Emmy's Year of the Kiss. 
In the first 10 minutes of Sunday 
night's 55th annual ceremonies, 
Garry Shandling locked lips with 
Brad Garrett of "Everybody Loves 
Raymond." Then Matthew Perry of 
"Friends" planted a big one on 
Garrett's TV mom, Doris Roberts. 

Call it the Year of the Tears, too. 
The last hour was particularly 
poignant, as Tony Shalhoub, 
named best actor in a comedy for 
USA's "Monk," tearfully paid trib- 
ute to his nephew, who died sud- 
denly last week. Immediately after- 
ward, Henry Winkler introduced a 
touching, if brief, retrospective of 
the late John Ritter, followed by the 
annual "In Memoriam" list. 

Otherwise, trends were hard to 
spot Sunday night. With only the 
top drama awards still to go, no 
show had mustered enough wins 

for anything that could be consid- 
ered a sweep. 

Then, as the clock ticked past the 
three hour mark, HBO's "The 
Sopranos" stood poised for a tri- 
umph. Edie Falco (beleaguered 
wife Carmela Soprano) was named 
best actress and James Gandolfini 
(conflicted mob boss Tony 
Soprano) took the best actor prize. 
(Allison Janney of NBC's "The 
West Wing" and Michael Chiklis of 
FX's "The Shield" won last year.) 
Joe Pantoliano, who lost his head 
last season as Tony's nemesis, 
Ralphie Cifaretto, had already 
picked up the supporting actor 
Emmy. (John Spencer of "The West 
Wing" won last year.) 

In a shocker, however, "The West 
Wing" won for the fourth time in 
four years as best drama series, 
despite suffering through an 
uneven season of declining ratings 
that ended in the departure of cre- 
ator Aaron Sorkin. Sorkin was 



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when he took the stage to accefl 
the Emmy, with John Wells, whl 
has taken over as executive pro 
ducer, standing in the background 

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in the best comedy series categorj 
choosing "Everybody Lova 
Raymond" over critical darlinj 
"Curb Your Enthusiasm" on HB(| 
which had been considered to havJ 
a chance this season. "FriendS| 
won last year. 

Debra Messing of NBC's "Willi 
Grace," nominated four timQ 
without a win, picked up thl 
award for lead actress in a comedl 
series. She might also have beel 
honored as best-dressed of thl 
night in a copper-colored, straplesj 
brocade gown that matched ha 
earrings, her ring and even ha 
hair. (Last year's winner: Jennifa 
Aniston of "Friends.") 

Roberts triumphed over virtual 
ly the whole cast of HBO's "SJ 
and the City" to take home h4 
third Emmy for best supportinl 
actress in a comedy. Then Tyfll 
Daly of CBS' "Judging Am/j 
knocked off a field of younger coil 
tenders to pick up the same prizl 
for drama. 

Lulls (and some 3,000 commeff 
cials) allowed time to contemplate 
just what to make of an award* 
presentation supposedly honoring 
the best in TV. 

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Volleyball team perfect in SLC 

Thursday, September 25, 2003 — the Current Sauce — Sports 7 

Sports Information 

MSU volleyball coasted to a 3-0 
over Sam Houston State in 
rjuthland Conference play here 
b-idav night, improving to 7-6 
L er all and a perfect 2-0 in league 


"We got the win but it was ugly 
doing it," said coach Leigh 

NSU hit only .236 on the night 
th their best effort of .297 in a 30- 
won in the first game. After that, 
ie Lady Demons capitalized on 
,ttack and serving errors by the 
iting Bearkats (3-5, 0-1). 

"We've got to do a better job 
being consistent," said Mullrns. 
"We got the win and that's what is 
important but we sure do have a 
lot of work to do." 

Becky David and Priscilla 
Augusto were the only two Lady 
Demons to record double-figures 
in kills - Augusto a game-high 14 
and David with 11. 

Evelyn Getzen had 10 digs while 
Flavia Belo set up for 34 assists. 
Augusto led the team with a .312 
hitting percentage getting her kills 
on 32 attempts and four errors. 

Sam Houston State's Carrie 
Sartain had 14 kills to lead her 
team. The Bearkats was held to 

.178 hitting while they spotted 
NSU 13 points off service errors. 

"We had some good hitting but 
what I was most impressed about 
tonight was our ability to come 
back in the third game." 

Sam Houston led the Lady 
Demons by four points late in the 
third game at one time but NSU 
forced a couple of errors and found 
some open spots offensively to go 
ahead and take home the match. 

Next up, the Lady Demons will 
hit the road for four straight SLC 
matches beginning with Texas 
State next Friday. NSU will return 
home on Oct. 7 when they host 
Stephen F. Austin. 

ioccer wins at home, loses on the road 

Sports Information 

NSU soccer dropped a 5-1 deci- 
■ea-wE-vTS^Jion to Rice in non-conference 
lacobs messiction here Sunday. 

The Demons were out-shot by 
a 20-1 count with Stephanie 
MiU er scoring on the only shot 
rently takii aken at the 80:53 mark. The 
January. Hiinassisted goal was her team- 
tober. eading third of the season and 
as not bein:ame from 25 yards out easing 
lill said. "Might over the goalkeeper's head, 
jthers is tha Rice, 2-4-1 on the season, took 
j depressin| m early 1-0 lead at the 11:37 
g and sta nark on Ashley Anderson's kick 
rom 12 yards out. Less than one 
minute later, the Owls increased 
heir lead to 2-0 on an unassisted 
!0 yarder from Sarah Yoder. 
/anessa Serrano and Jackie 
Bellas both scored in the first half 
is a wondagiving Rice a 4-0 lead at the 
y Elizabetf>reak. 

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he had thside completed the scoring for 
xighout thRice at the 73:54 mark. 
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Hung's goal in the 76th minute 

diffiailheLs a \\ NSU needed Wednesday 
'entoutdui| ma ke a successful 2003 

and Eri^outhland Conference women's 
e number tjoccer debut with a 1-0 victory 
ruining tnj> ver the visiting Indians of 
1 very loutouisiana-Monroe. 
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sat behinJatiolais, the 2003 Southland 

his own lifonference Tournament Most 
igues, it waj/aluable Player, picked up the 
)f talent an^in and her third shutout of the 

season, with 11 saves on 17 shots 
by the Indians (2-6-1, 0-1 SLC). 

NSU (3-5, 1-0 SLC) was outshot 
in the game 17-16 and 6-5 on cor- 
ner kicks but used the well- 
played ball by Hung off the assist 
by Jacqui Lawrence to take 
advantage of an open net, beat- 
ing ULM goalkeeper Rachel 
Marcom and breaking a scoreless 
deadlock. Marcom made seven 

"You play 90 minutes but the 
game can be decided in 
moments, and luckily the most 
important one of the moments 
was in our favor," said Demon 
head coach Jimmy Mitchell. 

"It was frustrating," said 
Mitchell. "We played OK but 
looked fatigued in the second 

NSU remains at home Friday 
and Sunday to continue 
Southland Conference play. The 
second game in the three-game 

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Brittany Hung scores the winning goal. 

homestand comes Friday after- 
noon at 4:30 when NSU takes on 
the league-leading Southeastern 
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The Way I 
See It 


This week I would like 
to take everyone's minds 
off last week's NFL disap- 
pointments and country 
music mourning and focus 
on a different sport. Next 
week starts the best time of 
the year for baseball fans. 
It's the start of the major 
league's divisional play- 

For the next few weeks 
baseball fans like myself 
will plaster their eyes to 
the television while screa- 
ming at umpires. It is the 
horribly wonderful sensa- 
tion that is known as 

I would like to give my 
thoughts and picks for this 
year, no matter how often I 
am wrong about them. 

This year I am hoping 
for the same thing I always 
hope for... a Yankee loss! I 
can't stand the Yankees 
and I never will like them. 

I like individual players 
on the current and past 
Yankee teams, but I can 
not bring myself to like a 
team that has continuously 
bought everything that 
other teams fight for. 

1 hat is the reason I am 
openly a hypocrite. I am a 
fan of the Braves and 
many people see them in 
the same light as the 
Yankees. I agree that they 
do nearly the same thing, 
but on a much smaller 

However, with Chipper 
Jones, Gary Sheffield and 
Andruw Jones playing 
outfield and hitting like 
crazy the Braves may have 
a chance. 

Oakland has as good of 
a shot as ever with the 
power of shortstop Miguel 
Tejada, . third baseman Eric 
Chavez and starting pitch- 
er Barry Zito. 

The A's fight every sea- 
son for a chance at the 
World Series but always 
finds themselves beaten 
out in divisional playoffs. 

This year's perfect 
World Series would be the 
Houston Astros versus the 
Boston Red Sox. 

The Astros have a great 
team with the "Killer B's", 
Jeff Bagwell, Geoff Blum, 
Craig Biggio, and Lance 

That's not even mention- 
ing Richard Hidalgo, 
Adam Everett, Jeff Kent, 
Orlando Merced, or their 
great pitching led by Wade 
Miller and Jeriome Robert- 
son. That's enough to 
prove they deserve a visit 
to the big series, but first 
they have to make it past 
the Chicago Cubs. 

Boston's Bill Mueller, 
Nomar Garciaparra, John- 
ny Damon and Manny 
Ramirez are some of the 
league's best sluggers and 
fielders. * r 

Their pitching staff, led 
by none other than THE 
Pedro Martinez and Derek 
Lowe, is more than ready 
for a World Series ring. 

That's why I think they 
will win it all this year. 
Boston wants it bad this 
year and I'm tired of hear- 
ing Yankee fans scream 
about that stupid curse. 

The Curse of the Great 
Bambino will be no more 
and all will be well with 
the world. At least the 
Boston fans will be happy 
once again and the Big 
Green Monster's legacy 
can continue. 

No matter what NAS- 
CAR fans say, baseball will 
always be the best and this 
October is destined to be a 
creat one. 

Changing positions 

By Joshua Barrios 

Staff Writer 

When a team is down or in 
need of assistance it usually 
takes one individual's per- 
formance or will for the team 
to help drive the team to 
future victory. 

That is exactly the case of 
NSU Demon football player 
Cory Bell. Bell was moved to 
defensive back during pre- 
season training after playing 
three seasons at wide receiv- 
er. This means he will have 
to finish off his collegiate 
football career on the oppo- 
site side of the football. 

The idea for the switch 
came when Head Football 
Coach Scott Stoker saw the 
possible problems in the 
Demon's young defense. 

"We realized that our rook- 
ie wide receivers were more 
ready than our rookie defen- 
sive backs," Stoker said, 
"and rather than play some 
freshmen that aren't quite 
ready, we wanted to see if 
Bell could make the switch to 
help us in the secondary." 

Since preseason training, 
Bell has seemed to make the 
switch smoothly, but he says 
the knowledge of defense 
was already in him. 

Bell played wide receiver 
and defensive back at 
Garrison High School in 
Garrison, Texas before com- 
ing to NSU as a safety on 
defense. After a plague of 

injuries to the offense in his 
first season as a Demon, Bell 
was moved to wide receiver. 

"The transition back to 
defensive back is not as 
hard," Bell says. "It is 
already there, I'm just 
refreshing it." 

Bell admits he has been a 
little rusty through the 
switch to defensive back, but 
says he is confident that he 
will be totally ready by con- 
ference play, which starts on 
Oct. 18. 

Although Bell says he is 
excited about playing 
defense again, Stoker says he 
may still be used occasional- 
ly as a wide receiver. 

"Bell has all the skills and 
is by far the one of our best 
athletes," Defensive Backs 
Coach Jason Rollins says. 
"Defensive back is his natu- 
ral position, he's just coming 

Bell is also looking toward 
the future. He said he will 
attempt to play professional 
football after college. His 
speed, size and footwork are 
among the abilities he said 
may help him get to the 
National Football League. 

Another asset to his future 
in football is his ability to 
play all around the field. 
Having worked with offense, 
defense and special teams 
Bell has an advantage over 
those playing only one posi- 

The NFL may be a possibil- 
ity for his future, but for now 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 
Senior Cory Bell prepares for his first football game on the Purple Swarm Defense. 

Bell is focused on this season 
and bettering the Demon 
football team. 

Rollins says Bell is valu- 
able to the team as a player 
and a leader. Bell joins four 

other seniors on defense who 
Stoker and Rollins intend to 
use to help the younger play- 
ers get better. 

Bell said he is ready to help 
better the team. 

"Wherever I fit to help this 
team, I'm willing to do it," 
Bell said. "If it's offense, 
defense or special teams I'm 
going to be there to do my 

Funds acquired to reconstruct NSU track 

By Joshua Barrios 

Staff Writer 

After two years of a con- 
demned state, NSU's Walter 
Ledet Track's reconstruction 
is finally under way. 

Last week Athletic 
Director Greg Burke 
announced that $600,00 was 
acquired to make the track 
useable once again. 

Burke said $250,000 will 
be given to NSU in the fall 
based on the state's Priority 

2 and $350,000 next year 
based on Priority 5. Money 
from Priority 2 will be given 
immediately to the school in 
order to begin work on the 
track and Priority 5 money 
will be given in the next fis- 
cal year after progress has 
been made. 

According to Burke, the 
drainage system is the main 
problem with the track and 
will be the first thing to be 
fixed. When water collects 
on the track it flows mainly 
to the south end causing 

cracks in the lanes and with 
the lack of a good drainage 
the ground stays saturated 

"If we do it the right way, 
starting from the drain up, it 
won't be a problem for a 
long, long time," Burke said. 

The construction calls for 
more than just drainage 
repairs. The track will be 
totally re-laid and will 
include a new asphalt base 
layer and a rubberized track 

Burke estimates that the 

construction will begin in 
the spring of 2004 and will 
be completed by the fall of 
that same year. 

This is exciting news for 
the track and field team who 
has not been able to com- 
pete at home in two years. 
Their track should be com- 
peted just in time to com- 
pete in the spring season of 

"This will be a tremen- 
dous burden lifted off of the 
shoulders of the athletes 
and the coaches," Sports 

Information Director Doug 
Ireland said. 

This will also be a burden 
lifted off Natchitoches as 
well as NSU. The new track 
will allow home competi- 
tion from both the collegiate 
world as well as the high 
school level. 

"It's good business for 
Natchitoches and NSU," 
Ireland said. 

After construction is com- 
peted the new track will still 
be opened for all students to 

Last minute score lifts NSU football past UL-M 

By Patrick West 

Sports Editor 

The NSU Demon football 
team shrugged off a slug- 
gish night to pull out a win 
against the University of 
Louisiana at Monroe In- 
dians in the waning sec- 
onds of the game. 

Quarterback Davon Vin- 
son hit fullback Titus May 
with three seconds left in 
the ball game to pick up the 
14-10 win over the Indians. 
Vinson threw a 25-yard 
pass down the middle to 
set up a last minute touch- 
down to gain victory over 
the Demons' heated rivals. 

"I guess I was open com- 
ing around the corner and 
Davon threw the pass and I 
caught it . for the touch- 
down," May said. "We 
played like a team tonight 
and won as a team." 

NSU picked up its ninth 
win over a Division I-A 
opponent, best by any cur- 
rent Division I-AA team. 
This was the seventh time 
in the last 25 years that the 
outcome of the Demon- 
Indians game came down 
to the final minute of play 
and the fourth time the 
matchup was settled in the 
final 15 seconds. 

Setting up the dramatic 
finish was the Purple 
Swarm Defense. Junior 
defensive tackle Quintene 
Newhouse hit Indian run- 
ning back Kevin Payne 
forcing a fumble. Senior 
safety Neil Ponstein imme- 
diately recovered setting 

The Purple Swarm Defense wraps up an Indian running back in the Demons upset win last Saturday night 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Service 

up the final drive for the 

"I was coming off the cor- 
ner and I saw the ball come 
loose and I jumped on it 
like it was a million bucks," 
Ponstein said. 

The Demon offense did 
not score through most of 
the game only leading 7-0 
at half when the Indians 
stormed back and took the 
lead in the second half. 
NSU had two tries to take 

the lead but missed two 
field goals in the fourth 
quarter from kicker Tommy 

"The field goals are 
something we are going to 
have to work on in practice. 
I know the kickers are capa- 
ble, but right now I think it 
is a mental thing," Head 
Coach Scott Stoker said. 

The win pushes the 
Demons up to No. 11 in 
both major Division I-AA 

polls. Also junior line- 
backer Jamall Johnson won 
the Southland Conference 
defensive player of the 
week award and was 
named among four "I- All-Stars" for the 
week, Johnson led the 
Demons with 16 tackles, 
including 9 solo stops, an 
interception, a pass break- 
up, a tackle for lost yards 
and two quarterback hur- 
ries at UL-Monroe. Johnson 

also won the SLC defensive 
player of the week award 
last week after helping the 
Demons beat Delaware 

Up next for the Demons 
is a road trip to Cedar Falls, 
Iowa, to face Northern 
Iowa. The game will be tel- 
evised on KSHV WB 45 in 
parts of Louisiana, Texas, 
Arkansas and Oklahoma. 
The game will air at 4 p.m. 
on Saturday. 

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Research and sponsored 
programs office names director 

Priscilla P. Kilcrease has been named director of the 
Office of Research and Sponsored Programs at North- 
western. Kilcrease has been acting director since 2002. 

Kilcrease has been at NSU since 2000 after a 23-year 
career with the Louisiana Board of Regents. At NSU, 
Kilcrease was coordinator of the U.S. Department of 
Education's TRIO Dissemination Partnership Project 
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Sp orts 

Umbaugh resigns over remarks 
on Eagles quartback McNabb 

CHICAGO (KRT) - ESPN hired Rush Limbaugh to stir 
U P its NFL pregame show. 

It got what it wanted. 

Late Wednesday he resigned. 

The political commentator parted company with 
ESPN's "NFL Sunday Countdown," following a day in 
which he defended his comments on his syndicated 
radio show and the network distanced itself from his 
comments on Sunday's show about Donovan McNabb. 
u mbaugh said the Philadelphia Eagles' quarterback was 
overrated because the media wanted a black quarter- 
tack to succeed. 

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Volleyball renaissance 

Long-struggling team off 
to best start in NSU history 

Page 8 

Roadblock debate continues 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

How to solve the traffic 
problem on campus has 
recently been a leading topic 

discussion among stu- 
dents, administration and the 

Last week, a piece of legis- 
lation concerning a possible 
solution to the traffic prob- 
lem failed in the SGA senate. 
The legislation proposed 
offering support to the Uni- 
versity Traffic and Parking 
Committee and roadblock a 
section of Sam Sibley Drive 

between the Student Union 
and the Creative and Per- 
forming Arts building during 
the day to prevent students 
from moving their cars 
between classes. 

The Traffic and Parking 
Committee's members are 
made up of faculty, staff, stu- 
dents, NSU Police Chief Rick- 
ie Williams and Director of 
Student Activities and Orga- 
nizations Carl Henry, who is 
the chairman. All legislation 
passed by the committee 
must be approved by the vice 
president of student affairs 
and the University president. 

Senator Keith Gates was 
recently appointed as a stu- 

SGA adds new 
senators, holds 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The SGA, including new- 
ly elected and appointed 
members, met Monday to 
vote on new legislation and 
hold a new senator work- 

The SGA senate voted 
unanimously to allocate 
$326 to the SGA homecom- 
ing brunch on Oct. 21, 2003 
where SGA President Greg 
Comeaux will formally 
present this year's home- 
coming court. 

The senate also approved 
a bill to replace the initials 
"IM" with "Wellness, Recre- 
ation and Activities" in the 
SGA by-laws. 

Comeaux was absent 
from Monday's meeting 
because he was attending an 
SGA conference out of town. 
However, the senate 
approved his senator-at- 
large appointments, Jack 

Halford, who ran for but 
lost the SGA primary elec- 
tion for senior senator and 
Ryan Maxwell. 

Immediately following 
the senate meeting, speaker 
of the senate Zachary Pul- 
liam and SGA vice president 
Scott Manguno held a work- 
shop for all of the new sena- 
tors and senators-at-large. 

"This is a rebuilding year 
for us," Pulliam said. "I saw 
a lot people in here, young 
freshman and sophomores, 
who I believe can make a 
great contribution this year 
and in the future." 

Freshman senator Hunter 
Landry, who was elected in 
last week's runoffs, said that 
he hopes to contribute in 
any way he can. 

"In high school I was very 
active in student govern- 
ment," Landry said, "I got 
involved in high school for 
various reasons and once I 
did, I really liked it. Every 
■ See SGA, page 2 

IET program earns 
fast accreditation 

By Kyle Shirley 

Staff writer 

The Accreditation Board of 
Engineering and Technology 
has accredited Northwestern 
State University's Industrial 
Engineering Technology (IET) 

The Board of Regents ap- 
proved the IET program, 
which prepares students for a 
wide range of careers in man- 
ufacturing businesses, in May 
2002. Initial accreditation was 
approved by ABET's Technol- 
ogy Accreditation Commis- 
sion in August 2003. 

The IET program started as 
Industrial Arts Education, a 
program to train shop teach- 
ers, in the 1940s. As the need 

for shop teachers declined the 
program developed into an 
Industrial Technology pro- 
gram that was much like an 
IET program. By changing a 
few details about the pro- 
gram, Engineering Technolo- 
gy Department Head Tom 
Hall and IET Coordinator 
Adam Jannik were able to 
attract the attention of ABET. 
Hall said that the program's 
history helped it to become 
accredited so quickly. 

Hall said ABET examined 
the program's faculty, cur- 
riculum, facilities, administra- 
tion, funding and examples of 
student work before granting 
the program accreditation. 

Only nine other PET pro- 
grams in the country are 
■ See IET, page 2 

dent member of the Traffic 
and Parking Committee, but 
he had not participated in 
constructing this proposed 

"The bill last week was just 
to show our (SGA) support, 
which we said that we did 
not support this, and we 
don't want this to be done. If 
they (the Traffic and Parking 
Committee) still want to do 
it, they can. They don't need 
the senate's approval," Gates 

Henry, who also serves as 
SGA advisor, said that he 
brought the roadblock issue 
to the SGA because he want- 
ed to see how the students 

would feel about changing 
traffic patterns on campus. 

"They had a good discus- 
sion on it, " Henry said, No, 
they weren't in favor of 
blocking part of Sam Sibley 
On the other hand, I did not 
go to them to pass a resolu- 
tion. I went to them because I 
wanted their opinion." 

Henry said that the road- 
block proposal has already 
been passed by the Traffic 
and Parking Committee. 
However, Henry said that 
student input is still being 
taken into account, and the 
roadblock has not yet been 
approved by Vice President 
of Student Affairs Dan Sey- 

mour and University Presi- 
dent Randall Webb. 

Despite negative feedback 
from students, Police Chief 
Rickie Williams said that the 
proposed roadblock might be 
something that needs to be 
done anyway. 

"I know the students aren't 
going to support it, but in the 
long run they might see that 
it is to their benefit to do 
this," Williams said. 

One issue that was dis- 
cussed by the SGA is the pos- 
sibility of problems that 
could occur if students con- 
tinued to move their cars by 
going around the roadblock. 
■ See Parking, page 2 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

Wellness Center work progresses 

Contractors on a crane work on the IM/Wellness Center renovations Tuesday afternoon. 
Contractors had been removing bricks from the front of the building over the previous few days. 

NSU to host tech conference 

By Alisha Howard 

Staff writer 

NSU will be hosting the 
Region 3 Student ALTP Con- 
ference Oct. 10 through Oct. 


State Farm Insurance, J.C. 
Penny and Wal-Mart are 
sponsoring the conference, 
which includes schools from 
Louisiana, Mississippi, Ar- 
kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and 
New Mexico. 

Barbara Russell, computer 
information systems profes- 

sor and NSU AITP adviser, 
said, "For the last year we've 
been making plans, getting 
key-note speakers, sponsors, 
break-out session speakers 
and competition state- 

Forty-nine colleges and 
universities that have student 
AITP chapters have been 
invited to the conference. 

"We expect about 300 (peo- 
ple) to attend," Russell said. 

The conference consists of 
six competitions including 
C/C ++, COBOL and Visual 
Basic, which are program- 

ming languages that allow 
students to design programs 
for different users. The data- 
base design competition will 
require students to build a 
database using Microsoft 
Access. The systems analysis 
competition requires contest- 
ants to design a viable system 
for business use. 

Each competition will have 
first, second, and third places 
awarded with a trophy going 
to the college or university of 
the winning teams. Each stu- 
dent who wins will receive a 
■ See AITP, page 2 

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accredited, and NSU has the only 
accredited program in the state. 

IET students are optimistic about 
the benefits of accreditation. 

"I think if 11 make the program 
well-known," said third year elec- 
tronics engineering major Donella 

Third semester IET student James 
Fallice added, "There's going to be 
much more emphasis on a hands on 
approach, from supervision to 
material technology... it should 
help the program as a whole out in 
the real market." 

Accreditation will help the 70 stu- 
dents currently enrolled in the pro- 
gram to find jobs with good oppor- 
tunities for advancement, said Hall. 

"Accreditation is like the Good 
Housekeeping Seal of Approval," 
said Hall. "In the engineering tech- 
nology field, employers are familiar 
with ABET and ABET accredited 

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IET department head Tom Hall demonstrates 6 axes of movement on a gridded 
blackboard. Hall's department earned accreditation in August, less than a year 
and a half after it was formed in May 2002. 



certificate. Honorable mention 
awards will be given to fourth 
through tenth places. Cash awards 
will also be given. 

Oct. 9 is reserved for pre-registra- 
tion, which will take place at the 
Ramada Inn's Nakatosh Room 
from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Competi- 
tions will begin Friday at noon. 
Each competition has a three hour 

limit. The conference will conclude 
Saturday with the keynote speak- 
ers and awards banquet at noon. 
Competitors are encouraged to 
make hotel reservations as soon as 

The cost of the conference is $45 
for AITP members $80 for non- 
AITP members, which includes the 
cost of membership. 

Russell said, "This is the first 
time the Region 3 Student Confer- 
ence has been held in Louisiana. 
We're hoping to make it a memo- 
rable experience so all attendees 
will see what a wonderful city 
Natchitoches is and what a great 
university Northwestern is." 

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aspect of it appealed to me, so 
when I came to college, I knew I 
wanted to get involved and make 
a name for myself." 

Jerry Whorton, a sophomore 
senator who was elected in the 
primary elections, said that one of 
his main concerns for this year is 
that the SGA follow through with 
decisions that it makes. 

"We need to fix problems 
instead of just talking about it," 
Whorton said. 

Whorton said that he has 
always enjoyed getting involved 
and making great accomplish- 

"I think it's a great opportunity 
that at a young age I am able to 
speak up and make a difference," 
Whorton said. 

Junior senator-at-large Leslie 

"We need to fix 
problems instead 
of just talking 
about it." 

Jerry Whorton 

Sophomore student senator 

Ross, whose appointment was 
approved last week by the senate, 
said she plans to take her job seri- 
ously and support the desires of 
the students. 

"I also would like to get more 
involved in the different commit- 
tees so I can become more familiar 
with what the University expects 
from the SGA," Ross said. "I hope 

that the students understand that 
there's not always a simple solu- 
tion to each problem, and we're 
doing the best that we can." 

Next week, the SGA will be 
voting on a bill proposing to 
institute a formal application 
process that a registered student 
organization must go through in 
order to be considered a club 
sport and be eligible to petition 
the club sports committee for 

Another bill on next week's 
agenda proposes opening half of 
the study corrals in Watson 
Library to undergraduate stu- 
dents. According to the bill, the 
study corrals are currently desig- 
nated only for graduate students 
to use and are widely unoccupied 
during library hours. 

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Sept. 22, 2003 
9:15 p.m. — A 

resident of Varnado 
called campus police 
regarding two men 
running around the 
parking lot dressed in 
camouflage. The sus- 
pects were questioned 
and released. 

Sept. 23, 2003 
1:39 p.m. — A 

resident of Rapides 
snuck a woman into 
the dormitory, and the 
pair refused to leave 
when they were dis- 

3:46 p.m. — A wreck 
on Tarlton Drive just 
past the coliseum 

involving a car and a 
motorcycle resulted in 
the calling of a NPH 
ambulance. The car 
suffered moderate 
damage and the 
motorcycle was 

Sept. 24, 2003 

11:35 p.m. — A hit 
and run in front of the 

PE Majors building 
was reported. 

Sept. 25, 2003 

8:33 p.m. — The 
Natchitoches Police 
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911 hang-up at the 
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Senator Dustin Floyd said he is 
concerned about possible traffic 
congestion on College Avenue. 

"There's a lot of traffic on Col- 
lege (Avenue) just from city traffic, 
and if we are going to add our traf- 
fic to city traffic, it's going to make 
it a nightmare for the businesses 
on College," Floyd said. 

Williams did not share Floyd's 

"Yes, if s going to cause a prob- 
lem on College Avenue, but that's 
not going to be my problem," 
Williams said, "It will be the stu- 
dents' problem. Right now, this is 
my problem. There are a lot of 
wrecks on campus due to the 
amount of traffic on campus, but if 
there is a wreck on College 
Avenue, that's the city police's 

Williams suggested that a sim- 
ple solution to the parking prob- 
lem would be enforcing a rule that 
is already on the books. 

Williams said NSU driving regu- 
lations state that commuters who 
have earned less than 45 credit 
hours must receive a stadium tag. 
Students with a stadium tag may 
park in stadium zones only. 
According to the University's 
parking zone map, these areas 
include the parking lots by South 
Hall, the fieldhouse, and Prather 

Williams said that the cashiers at 
fee payment are supposed to look 
at how many hours students have 
and charge them for the appropri- 
ate tags. The regular commuter tag 

"... if we are going to add our traffic to 
city traffic, it's going to make it a 
nightmare for the businesses on College 

Dustin Floy< 

Senior student senate 

"Yes, it's going to cause a problem on 
College Avenue, but that's not going to 
be my problem. It will be the students' 
problem. ... There are a lot of wrecks on 
campus due to the amount of traffic on 
campus, but if there is a wreck on 
College Avenue, that's the city police's 

Rickie Willianu 

University police chia 

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is $25, while the stadium tag is $20. 

"When you come to get your 
tag, all our people have to do is see 
if you paid $20 or $25," Williams 
said, "The cashiers, for the second 
year in a row, didn't do what they 
were supposed to do. They 
charged everybody $25. We 
planned on enforcing the rule this 
year, but we have no control over 
what the cashiers do. We tell them 

about it. They know they are sun 
posed to do it. We're going to trj 
again to get them to do it nea 

Henry said that the Traffic and 
Parking Committee is discussirrj 
alternatives to the roadblock pra 
posal such as assigning students tj 
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By Ashley Gordon 

Staff writer 

At the request of NSU, the 
Police Department and Campus 
police have been patrolling the 
campus in search of students pos- 
sessing narcotics. 

"The Natchitoches Police 
Department began working over 
the summer with the Multi-Juris- 
dictional Drug Task Force, on 
government grant funding, to 
interrupt street-level drug sales," 
said Natchitoches Police Chief 
Ralph Peters. 

Five NSU students were arrest- 
ed and charged with simple pos- 
session of marijuana as a result of 
the project. 

Students arrested were Jacobie 
Ellis, 20, Taurean Hankston, 18, 
Arinn Long, 18, Efaunte Morales, 
18, and Lawrence Washington, 21. 

Two other Natchitoches resi- 
dents, Derrick D. Armstrong, 26, 
and John C. Coutee, 21, were also 
charged with simple possession of 

marijuana, as well as possession 
of drug paraphernalia. 

Agents with the Natchitoches 
Multi-Jurisdictional Drug Task 
Force and NSU Campus Security 
apprehended the students after 
discovering them smoking a cigar 
containing marijuana in the park- 
ing lot of Rapides Hall. 

According to the police report, 
"All suspects were written a sum- 
mons for simple possession of 
marijuana and were later 

In Article IV of the Student 
Handbook it states, "The follow- 
ing types of conduct is prohibited 
and individuals found to have 
committed such infractions are 
subjected to the sanctions being 
imposed including the sanction of 
probation, suspension, or expul- 
sion from the University." 

The NSU Student Handbook 
states, "For unlawful possession 
of a controlled substance, a per- 
son is subject to up to one year of 
imprisonment and fines up to 

State primary elections begin Saturday 

Run-off forum, speakers already planned 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Editor in chief 

Even as state primary elections 
draw near, the first plans for a 
gubernatorial run-off forum have 
already been announced. 

The primary elections, which 
begin Saturday, will let voters 
choose candidates for governor, 
state representatives and senators, a 
half-dozen statewide offices and 
several more parish and municipal 

With a close race and a broad 
pack of candidates, a run-off elec- 
tion for the governor's office seems 
inevitable. Louisiana Public Broad- 
casting along with the state Board 
of Elementary and Secondary Edu- 
cation, and the state Board of 
Regents organized an hour-long tel- 
evised run-off forum for Wednes- 
day night at 7 p.m., just four days 
after the election. 

The forum will feature the 

remaining gubernatorial candidates 
and focus on education reform. 

On Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., NSU 
adjunct journalism instructor and 
political writer John Maginnis will 
discuss the elections and candi- 
dates. The presentation, being spon- 
sored by the NSU chapters of the 
National Association of Black Jour- 
nalists and the Society of Profession- 
al Journalists, is open to the public 
in the TV studio in Kyser Hall. 

For profiles of 
gubernatorial candidates 
and state constitutional 
amendments, see 
archives of the Sauce 

online at 

In addition to the race for 

Attorney General 

Rex Britt 

Jessie Hoffpauir 

governor and 15 constitu- 

Charles C. Foti, Jr. 

Police Juror, Dist. 3 

Jason Singletary 

tional amendments, these 

Suzanne Haik Terrell 

J.W. Scaborough 

Police Juror, Dist. 10 

other statewide and 

Commissioner, Agriculture 

J.D. Garrett (Incumbent) 

Douglas Masters 

Natchitoches parish 

and Forestry 

Police Juror, Dist. 4 

Bill Wester 

offices are up for election 

"Don" Johnson 

Joe Allen (Incumbent) 

George Posey 

on Saturday: 

"Bob" Odom (Incumbent) 

Darla Webb 

Randall W. Wyatt 

Lieutenant Governor 

Commissioner, Insurance 

Alice D. Barrios 

Police Juror, Dist. 11 

J. F. "Rick" Ankesheiln 

Jim R. Bell 

Police Juror, Dist. 7 

Gale Potts Roque (Incum- 

Kirt Bennett 

E. "No Fault" Fletcher 

Charles Cloud 


Clyde C. Holloway 

John Brent "T-T" Fontenot 

Calvin "Man" Hay (Incum- 

John Hudson 

"Mitch" Landrieu 

William E. "Coach" Johnson 



Karl E. Schorr 

"Dan" Kyle 

Police Juror, Dist. 8 

Victor E. Jones (Incumbent) 

Melinda Schwegmann 

Robert Wooley (Incumbent) 

Tom Collier Jr. (Incumbent) 

Danny C. Hall 

Secretary of State 

State Rep., Dist. 23 

Judy LeBrum Daniels 

Natchitoches Parishwide 

"Al" Donovan 

Taylor Townsend (Incumbent) 

Nelson B. "Junior" Fredieu 

Police Jury, 

Scott Lewis 

Pat Todd Jr. 

Police Juror, Dist. 9 

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By Kyle A. Carter 

Staff writer 

On Tuesday NSU hosted its annu- 
al Career Day. 

From morning to late afternoon 
students interacted with businesses, 
graduate schools, and law enforce- 
ment groups. The event was a 
means to help students become 
acquainted with these visiting 
employers and job recruiters. Stu- 
dents were able to obtain informa- 
tion about job requirements, give out 
resumes and become a familiar face 
to participating job providers. The 
ultimate goal of career day was to 
bring businesses into contact with 
students who would otherwise not 
have been able to meet these groups. 

Graduate student Latova Lard 

said, "(There are) certain places stu- 
dents cannot get to, and career day 
brings them to the students." 

"I am really indecisive of what to 
do after graduation," Felicia White, 
Senior psychology major, said, "but 
by coming here I believe I will enter 
the job market after school." 

Victoria Brakhage, senior criminal 
justice major, said "For people like 
me, I don't know what I'm going to 
do after I graduate, and it (career 
day) gives me a chance to see com- 
panies in my major." 

Students are not the only people 
who gained from career day. The 
businesses and other groups that 
attended were able to introduce 
themselves to educated future mem- 
bers of the job market. 

"What we are looking for, on a 
company standpoint, is the highest 

education level of employees enter- 
ing the job market," Jim Tatum, 
director of recruiting for Tower 
Loan, said. 

Some employers and recruiters 
came strictly to meet the NSU stu- 
dent body. 

Katie Bernard, sales manager at 
Cypress Bend, said, "We want to get 
our name to Northwestern." 

"This is the only place I come to 
recruit," Tim Strader, manager of 
State Farm Systems Department, 
said. "We recruit at 35 different 
schools, but I just recruit at this 

Students who want another 
chance to meet businesses interested 
in NSU students must wait until 
spring. In the spring semester, sum- 
mer job fair and a teacher job fair 
will be held. 


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Spanish Club 
The Spanish Club will meet 
Wednesday from 3 to 4 p.m. in 
Kyser 313. We will continue con- 
struction of our banner for Home- 

Everyone is invited to come 
and join the fun! For more infor- 
mation, contact Comfort Pratt in 
Office 314-E of Kyser Hall. 

Lady of the Bracelet 
Sign up to enter the Lady of 
the Bracelet pageant by Nov. 14 
at 4:30 p.m. in Student Union 
214. An informational meeting 
will be on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the 

President's Room of the Union. 
For more information, call the 
Student Activities Board at 357- 

Wellness. Recreation 
and Activity Center Oversig ht 

The committee (formerly the 
IM oversight committee) will 
meet every other Wednesday at 
11 a.m. in Student Union 222. 
The next meeting is Oct. 8. Meet- 
ings are open to all students. For 
more information, call the Stu- 
dent Government Association 
office at 357-4501. 

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Military has mixed 
opinion of Clark 

By Joseph L. Galloway 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

WASHINGTON - Not many 
of those who served with the 
general who would be president 
are neutral about him. They 
either love Gen. Wesley Kanne 
Clark, or they hate him. 

Clark, 59, who graduated first 
in his class of 579 at West Point 
in 1966, has shot toward the top 
of a field of 10 declared candi- 
dates for the Democratic nomi- 
nation for president in just two 

In an informal survey of 
active-duty and retired general 
officers, most of whom declined 
to be quoted by name, the most 
common descriptions of Clark 
were "very smart" and "very 

At least four said that Clark 
was the "Courtney Massengale" 
of their generation, a reference to 
the anti-hero in one of the most 
popular novels among soldiers, 
"Once an Eagle" by Anton Myr- 

Myrer's hero is Sam Damon, a 
Nebraska farm boy without the 
political pull to get into West 
Point, who earns his battlefield 
commission in World War II. 
Damon is a loyal, honest, self- 
effacing officer whose first 
thought and lasting love is for 
his sergeants and soldiers. 
Damon's nemesis is Courtney 
Massengale, a fast-talking, polit- 
ically connected West Pointer 
who cares only about his own 

The book has a cult following 
among military men; most 
aspire to be Sam Damon and 
loathe the Massengales in their 

Retired Lt. Gen. Paul Funk 
said of Clark: "The all important 
moral force just wasn't there 
when he was in command. His 
greatest asset was the ability to 
sort out which way the wind 
was blowing." 

Retired Gen. Barry R. McCaf- 
frey notes that Clark volun- 
teered for duty in Vietnam after 
finishing two years at Oxford as 
a Rhodes Scholar. Clark com- 
manded a company of foot sol- 
diers in the 1st Battalion 16th 
Infantry, 1st Infantry Division, in 
Vietnam in 1969 and 1970 and 
was badly wounded in combat. 

He earned a Silver Star for valor. 

"(He) is probably the most 
intelligent officer I ever served 
with," McCaffrey said. "(He has) 
great integrity, sound judgment 
and great kindness in dealing 
with people. He is a public ser- 
vant of exceptional character 
and skill." 

McCaffrey acknowledged that 
Clark doesn't fit the mold that 
most officers traditionally hew 
to, what he called the "model of 
courage, simplicity, lack of poli- 
tics, total downward focus, 
scheming only to stay out of 
Washington." He adds, "Wes 
does not fit - except for the 
courage - but he still has been a 
treasure to the national security 

A senior retired general said 
that Clark's penchant for going 
around his bosses eventually got 
him fired as NATO commander 
in Europe. "He constantly back- 
doored the secretary of defense 
(William Cohen) by going direct- 
ly to the secretary of state 
(Madeleine Albright) and the 
national security adviser 
(Samuel Berger) to work his 
agenda, rather than presenting 
his case directly to his boss." 

The general said Clark's 
downfall as NATO commander 
was hastened by his actions 
before and during the Kosovo 
crisis and air war against the 
Serbs. He said Clark predicted 
that two days of bombing would 
bring Serbian President Slobo- 
dan Milosevic to his knees. The 
war lasted 73 days. 

Two of Clark's champions, 
Defense Secretary William Perry 
and then-Chairman of the Joint 
Chiefs of Staff Gen. John Sha- 
likashvili intervened. They engi- 
neered the promotion of Clark to 
four stars and command of U.S. 
Southern Command in Panama. 
Clark had survived to fight 

What the generals who criti- 
cize Clark may not understand is 
that their ideal of a general offi- 
cer - humble, honest Sam 
Damon - wouldn't stand a 
chance in politics. Wesley K. 
Clark just might. 

Joseph L. Galloway is the 
senior military correspondent for 
Knight Ridder Newspapers and co- 
author of the national best-seller "We 
Were Soldiers Once ... and Young." 

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Give Rush Limbaugh credit. He 
took the high road after realizing 
his lowbrow comments had put 
ESPN in a quandary it didn't 
know how to get out of. 

There was no tucking the genie 
back in the bottle once things had 
gotten this big. 

ESPN couldn't circle the wagons 
once CNN had already broadcast 
Donovan McNabb's weekly press 
conference live. 

The network couldn't crawl into 
a shell and hide after it expanded 
"SportsCenter" to 90 minutes so it 
could devote special segments to 
the controversy its ill-placed com- 
mentator created. 

When presidential candidates 
have jumped into the debate, 
there's no burying your head in 
the sand and hoping it goes away. 

By midafternoon Wednesday, it 
was clear the furor over Lim- 
baugh's comments Sunday on 
ESPN's pregame show was not 
going to go away quietly. 

The political commentator pon- 
tificated that the Eagles quarter- 
back is considered an elite player 
only because of a media agenda 
designed to artificially elevate the 
status of black quarterbacks. 

By the time the evening news 
cycle hit and television crews were 
staking out the airport terminals 
here awaiting Limbaugh's expect- 
ed arrival for Thursday's National 
Association of Broadcasters Radio 
Show convention, it was clear 
ESPN was going to have to make a 
no-win decision. Either it had to 
fire Limbaugh or face charges that 
it was supporting a racially 
charged and hurtful statement 
uttered on the air by one of its rep- 

Limbaugh took ESPN off the 
hook. At about midnight Wednes- 

day night, the conservative radio 
talk-show host released a state- 
ment saying that he had resigned 
from "NFL Sunday Countdown." 

ESPN quickly accepted the res- 
ignation, noting it was the appro- 
priate decision. 

Limbaugh bailed ESPN out. 

He saved the network from hav- 
ing to fire him or answer a string of 
questions about why not. 

When this story first broke Tues- 
day, ESPN spokespeople quickly, 
and somewhat arrogantly, dis- 
missed it as much ado about noth- 

Once it evolved into the hottest 
story in the country Wednesday, 
they had changed their minds. 

"Although Mr. Limbaugh today 
stated that his comments had v no 
racist intent whatsoever,' we have 
communicated to Mr. Limbaugh 
that his comments were insensi- 
tive and inappropriate," ESPN 
said in a statement released early 
Wednesday night. "Throughout 
his career, he has been consistent 
in his criticism of the media's cov- 
erage of a myriad of issues." 

You always know people are 
scrambling when they issue state- 
ments rather than answer ques- 

More than football fans were 
watching to see how this unfolded. 

"It is appalling that ESPN has to 
go to this extent to try to increase 
viewership," NAACP president 
Kweisi Mfume said, in condemn- 
ing Limbaugh's remarks as "bigot- 
ed and ignorant." 

"What's almost as bad as Lim- 
baugh's comments is ESPN's fee- 
ble defense for putting him on the 

"If this is the future of ESPN, I 
think fair-minded fans who tune 
in for sports news coverage, and 
not for racist views, should get 
their sports on other networks." 

In a letter to ESPN and ABC 

Sports president George Boden- 
heimer Wednesday, Democratic 
presidential candidate Wesley 
Clark urged the network to fire 

"There can be no excuse for such 
statements," Clark wrote. "Mr. 
Limbaugh has the right to say 
whatever he wants, but ABC and 
ESPN have no obligation to spon- 
sor such hateful and ignorant 

Later in the day Democratic can- 
didate Howard Dean issued a sim- 
ilar plea. Another candidate, the 
Rev. Al Sharpton, had scheduled a 
news conference for Thursday at 
ABC headquarters in New York 
and said he would call for a 
national boycott of the network 
this weekend if Limbaugh was not 
fired. The Walt Disney Co. owns 
ABC and ESPN. 

OK, with war still raging in Iraq 
and the economy in shambles, 
presidential candidates probably 
have more important things to 
worry about than a bigot talking 
football. But the NFL had to be 

Association with racism is very 
bad for business — especially if 
you appear to be indifferent to it. 

ESPN isn't beholden to the NFL, 
but you can be darn sure the big 
cheese of professional sports 
wields a mighty sword when deal- 
ing with any of its "broadcast part- 

Wednesday afternoon, NFL 
commissioner Paul Tagliabue 
called McNabb to express support, 
the Eagles said. 

"Donovan's stature as a top 
quarterback reflects his perform- 
ance on the field, not the desires of 
the media," league vice president 
Joe Browne said. 

"This is true of Donovan as it is 
true of Brett Favre, Steve McNair, 
Jeff Garcia and others. 

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race card, and none of the ESP 
personalities on air with him • 
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Jackson and Steve Young — ela 
ed to challenge him on it. 

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was weak, at best. ® nn 

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told the Associated Press. "As o 
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looked to soften it. 

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was meant the way it came out 
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Letters to the Editor 

More feedback on fans 
and football games 

It was weird seeing Dave 
Thomas's letter in last week's Sauce. 
He echoed my very thoughts, and I 
would like to repeat some of the 
things he said for emphasis. 

I think all students should ask 
themselves, "Why am I here?" Am 
I here to sit in my apartment wish- 
ing I was at a "better" university? 
Or should I get off my butt and 
make something of my college 

Life is what you make it, and so is 
NSU! You only get to do this once, 
so why not work to make it memo- 
rable? NSU is a great place to go to 
school and has very competitive 
athletics that could be more fun if 
only more students would get 

involved. Here's a how-to recap 
from last week. 

1. Stay around for the game 
instead of running back home to 
your parents every weekend. The 
more students that get involved, 
the better the game-day atmos- 
phere will be and the more fun col- 
lege will be. 

2. TAILGATE! If you are a Greek 
or involved in other student organ- 
izations, this is easy. Get your 
group down there for a great time. 
You can get together anywhere 
around Prather Coliseum to do this 
and it usually starts at about 2pm 
for a 6pm game. 

WHITE! This increases the spirit 
and energy of home games and it 
would be great to see Turpin 

packed with our school colors. 

4. If you are a student you 
shouldn't be allowed into a home 
football game if you are wearing 
anything that advertises another 
school, even if you wish you'd gone 
to school there (LSU). And another 
thing: it is absolutely sad to think 
that some students would rather 
watch the LSU game on TV rather 
than come support their Demons! 
If this describes you, you are a loser 
and it is about time you realized it. 

5. At the game, BE LOUD AND 
PROUD. It is your fight song, alma 
mater, and your football team. Let s 
make it rowdy and fun for every- 
one! Have you heard of Texas 
A&M's 12th Man? That is what 
they call the crowd because they 
have such an impact on games. We 


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for our Demons! 

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friends and enjoy the great tit 
that a college game day is! Wh( 
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were back here at NSU watchifl 
football and enjoying great friefl 

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this Saturday and every hoi 
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Leslie Westbrook 

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 
the Current Sauce 


NSU/ Natchitoches 
Symphony Pops 

Thursday, Oct. 2- NSU/Natchi- 
toches Symphony Pops Concert 
a t 7 p.m. at Prather Coliseum 

"Reel Homes" to 
feature Natchi- 

! Sunday Oct. 5- Natchitoches 
appears on HGTV's "Reel 
^Homes"at9 p.m. EST 

/'Books For 
Bucks" book sale 

• The book sale opens to the 
{public on Oct. 11 at 8 a.m. The 
Natchitoches Parish Library is 
located on 450 Second St. 
Paperback books will be sold 
for 50 cents and hardbacks for 
$1, There will also be a large 
collection of miscellaneous 
paperback books that are 
priced from 10 to 25 cents. For 
more information contact Kaleb 
Breaux, community outreach 
coordinator at the Natchitoches 
Parish Library, at 357-3280 


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Fire Prevention Week is next week 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

Caldwell Hall, West Hall, 
Bullard Hall and the Women's 
Gym — those words have mostly 
vanished from conversations 
about present day NSU, just as 
their blackened and charred walls 
vanished in searing flames. 

Natchitoches Fire Department 
Chief Dennie Boyt said that in the 
last 30 years he has personally 
responded to seven major fires at 
NSU. There have been eight. 

"So you're looking at one seri- 
ous fire, on average, about every 
four years," Boyt said. 

Those fires do not include the 
less destructive occurrences such 
as this summer's lightning- 
induced fire at the University 
Columns apartments or the 2000 
candle-related fire in Sabine Dor- 

Next week is National Fire Pre- 
vention Week, several days that 
are set aside annually to educate 
the public on ways to protect 
themselves from fires. The week 
coincides with the Oct. 9 anniver- 
sary of the great Chicago fire of 
1871. Over a two day period, that 
fire killed 250 people and 
destroyed more than 17,400 struc- 
tures. Fire Prevention week began 
in 1922 and has continued for the 

last 81 years. 

Boyt said that approximately 
1,700 fires occur each year in col- 
lege apartments, fraternity hous- 
es and sorority houses. 

"One of the reasons for 
increased risk," Boyt said, "is that 
most students are living away 
from home, independently, for 
the first time in their life. They 
have a tendency to be more lax or 

Burning candles is a leading 
cause of fire-related injuries 
among college residences, but the 
number one cause of fire-related 
deaths is smoking. 

Boyt said it is important to be 
aware of potential fire hazards 
like neglected candles or ciga- 
rettes. Candles and burning 
incense cause 12,000 residential 
fires every year, according to the 
National Fire Prevention Associa- 

A hazard that Boyt said is 
sometimes overlooked is electri- 
cal outlets. Those extra electrical 
outlets can be handy, he said, but 
plugging cords into all the recep- 
tacles can cause an overload. 

"Eventually at some point, it 
could and probably will cause a 
fire to occur," Boyt said. 

"We all get lazy, but a shortcut 
might take your roommate's life 
or a neighbor down the hall," 
Boyt said. 

Being sober is a method of fire 
prevention in itself. 

"A person could stumble 
around and knock a candle over," 
Boyt said about being intoxicated. 
"Your faculties aren't as sharp 
when you're under the influ- 

Boyt explained basic escape 
and survival tips for people who 
do get caught in fires. An elemen- 
tary but necessary guideline is to 
be aware of two exits, in the event 
that one of them is blocked by 
smoke or fire. 

Another tip is consistent 
response to fire alarms. Boyt said 
NSU does not have a problem 
with people pulling the alarms as 
a prank. For other schools it is a 
serious issue, and causing a false 
alarm can always be grounds for 
criminal charges. When false 
alarms are frequent, Boyt said 
students tend to ignore them. 

"You're going to get some stu- 
dents who say it's just another 
false alarm. That's when you 
have a potential problem," Boyt 

Boyt said if there is a fire in a 
building on campus such as 

Kyser Hall or other buildings 
with stairwells, it is important to 
avoid the smoke. 

"Never enter a smoke-filled 
stairwell," Boyt said. "If there 
happens to be smoke in a build- 
ing, stay low to the ground." 

Boyt explained that smoke 
drastically cuts the amount of 
oxygen in the air. 

"Normally there's 20 percent 
oxygen in normal breathing air. It 
takes about 16 percent or so to 
maintain life," Boyt said. 

It is important to check doors 
for heat before opening them. 
Also, if a student is trapped in a 
room higher than ground level, 
he should wave something large 
and white to get the attention of 
rescuers on the ground. 

The Natchitoches Fire Depart- 
ment will visit local elementary 
schools during the week. 

"We interact with the school 
children. We go into the schools 
and do fire safety presentations," 
Boyt said. 

Some school classes also visit 
the fire stations to take a tour and 
learn about the daily routine of 

Success in the real world takes early planning 

By Michele Himmelberg 

The Orange County Register 
Courtesy KRT Campus 

The Alta Coffee & Roasting Co. is a cool 
enough place. Tucked into an eclectic neighbor- 
hood on 31st St., it serves a good latte and the 
occasional poetry reading or music jam. 

It's just not the kind of workplace Melissa 
English had envisioned while studying for a 
business /economics degree at the University of 
California, Santa Barbara. 

But there she was, a high school valedictorian 
who graduated from college with honors, pour- 
ing coffee and politely asking if she should 
leave room for cream. 

Her credentials -no clue what to do in the real 
world -helped her rapidly advance to the posi- 
tion of president and CEO of the "I've got my 
degree, now what?" club. 

Meanwhile, she cringed each time she took an 
order from a young, well-dressed professional 
who apparently had figured out how to put his 
or her education to good use. 

English tells this cruel story on herself. 

She left the coffee house about two years ago, 
did accounting work for six months, got laid off 
and now works in the mortgage industry, at 
Duxford Financial Inc. in Newport Beach. 

She also wrote a pair of booklets that she 
hopes will prevent other students from stum- 
bling around the way she did on her way from 
school to career. 

The booklets are aimed at high school and col- 

"I learned too late that 
college is only part of the 
puzzle. Just because you 
have a degree doesn't 
mean you are guaranteed 
a professional job you will 

Melissa English 

College graduate 

lege students, with slight variations. 

The college edition, with a yellow caution 
sign on the cover, is titled "The College-Educat- 
ed Waiter; How are you going to apply your 
degree?" The high school edition has a red cov- 
er: "Valedictorian turned Waiter; Why you need 
to think about careers NOW!" 

English self-published the booklets and is 
looking for a way to distribute them in high 
schools and colleges. 

"I learned too late that college is only part of 
the puzzle," she said. "You have to plan for a 
career. Just because you have a degree doesn't 
mean you are guaranteed a professional job you 
will love. You have to do the legwork. ... early on 

Courtesy KRT Campus 

College graduate Melissa English can't find an ideal job. 

in your college experience. The time to start 
thinking about careers is now!" 

She repeats this last line several times, con- 
cerned that students will dismiss it. 

The books are written in a fun, breezy style, 
with helpful exercises and illustrations drawn 
by a friend. 

They include letters from other students, 
some who successfully found jobs they liked 
and some who thought the perfect career would 
magically appear within weeks after gradua- 

English, 25, still lives in Newport Beach and 
thrives on the California lifestyle, surfing and 
snowboarding and playing guitar. 

"You trunk you're doing everything right, 
being really focused on classes, working hard 
and getting good grades," she said. "But it was- 
n't a very good plan because I didn't know 
where I was going. 

Fraternity helps 'Push' disability awareness 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

Many Greek organizations tradi- 
tionally participate in philanthrop- 
ic events, raising money or donat- 
ing time to a certain cause. North- 
western State University's Pi Kap- 
pa Phi chapter is involved with 
Push America, the fraternity's 
charity outreach program estab- 
lished by the national chapter in 

The program's mission is to raise 
money for and awareness of peo- 
ple with disabilities. 

Traditional Push America activi- 
ties are six-week spring-break and 
weekend camp construction proj- 
ects to make camps more accessi- 
ble to people with disabilities; a 
cross country cycling event; a Flori- 

da cycling event; and a program 
that builds wheelchair ramps in 
low-income areas. 

The next Push America fund- 
raising event at NSU is Oct. 6 -10 
and is designed to involve students 
outside of the fraternity. 

The War of the Roses is a team 
event for groups of 10 women 
compete in three fields. Any 
organization can participate, but 
there is a $100 team-entry fee. 

Jason Stelly, the Pi Kappa Phi 
public relations chairman, said the 
$100 pays for T-shirts, event sup- 
plies and an empathy dinner. The 
remainder is donated to Push 

The athletic part of the competi- 
tion will be a game of beep ball, 
which is a version of Softball that 
allows the competitors to identify 
with the visually impaired.During 

the game, all of the participants 
will be blindfolded except the 
pitcher and catcher. The ball beeps 
audibly and so do the bases. The 
players have to listen for the ball. If 
the player makes it to the beeping 
base before an infielder catches the 
ball, a run is scored. 

The second area of competition 
is a general quiz bowl, and the 
third is fund raising. Each team 
will try to raise more money than 
the other teams. That money will 
be also be donated Push America. 

During the empathy dinner, par- 
ticipants will be assigned disabili- 
ties such as paralysis, loss of sight 
and restricted use of fingers, hands 
and arms. They must then attempt 
to eat dinner, with or without the 
help of others. The dinner is meant 
to demonstrate what difficulties 
those with disabilities face daily. 

War of roses 

Oct 6-10 

The registration deadline is 
Oct. 5. 

$100 entry fee 

Any female group or 

organization can participate. 

For more information contact 
Pi Kappa Phi at 356-8500 

Family Day to feature ventriloquist, football 

By Elizabeth Bolt 

Staff Writer 

On Saturday, Northwestern will 
hold its annual Family Day, where 
students will have the chance to 
acquaint their parents and other 
relatives with the University. 

Registration will be from 2-5 
p.m. in the Fine Arts building. 
There will be an hour and a half 
long program in the Fine Arts audi- 

torium featuring this year's guest, 
ventriloquist Keith Hadrill. 

Carl Henry, director of student 
activities, described Hadrill's per- 
formance as very funny and enter- 

Following the program, students 
and their family members are invit- 
ed to attend the football game 
against Oklahoma Panhandle State 
at 6 p.m. Demon tailgating begins 
at 4 p.m. at Turpin Stadium. The 
University will provide six football 

tickets to each student to share 
with family members. 

Henry said that Family Day has 
been around for more than 20 years 
and has been a positive event for 
the Office of Student Activities. 

The date of Family Day always 
coincides with a fall home football 

The University mails out more 
than 6,000 invitations to families of 
all full-time NSU students. He said 
about 1,000 people generally 


"Family Day is something we're 
proud of doing, and we take a lot of 
pride in organizing and imple- 
menting it," Henry said. 

The program, entertainment, 
door prizes and game tickets were 
added to Family Day after Henry 
came to work at NSU in 1987. 

"These things really make it 
worth your wile to come here," 
Henry said. "I bet that Fine Arts 
auditorium fills up." 



By Elizabeth Wellington 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 

No single look sums up this 
year's fall fashion. 

Some of us will be preppy, 
letting white cuffs and collars 
peek out from colorful V-neck 
sweaters and vests, or pairing 
that look with faded jeans or 
cargo khakis. Some will sport 
1980s chic, slinking around 
town in strappy, glittery mini- 
dresses. Others will dress up in 
houndstooth knee-length 
jumpers and Peter-Pan collars 
for a 1960s tailored look. 

"A lot of feminine trends are 
happening this year," says Lau- 
ra McDowell, fashion spokes- 
woman at T.J. Maxx. "We are 
seeing ruffles on the edges of 
skirts, pretty embellishments 
of jackets, faux fur, wrap blous- 
es, and shoes. There is a mix- 
ture of everything." 

Trends that were popular in 
the spring will move into fall, 
especially cargo pants and 
chandelier earrings. 

Whatever look we choose, 
we must bring in a couple of 
this season's pieces if we want 
to be F-R-E-S-H. 

•High boots. The perfect 
footwear for ultra-minis and 
jumpers, boots are important 
this winter. For extra pop, buy 
a pair crafted from alligator 
skin _ faux or the real deal, it's 
up to you. Tired of stilettos? 
Not to worry. This fall, low 
heels are acceptable. If your 
legs are thick, look for fabrics 
that stretch. 

"This season, high boots have 
embellishments with ties and 
buckles," says Cheryl Patti, 
owner and buyer for Philadel- 
phia's HeadStart Shoes. 

•Plain white tank. Although 
this unribbed white tank is 
usually known as underwear, 
the finished scoopneck takes it 
to another, sophisticated level. 
Celebrities such as Kelly Ripa 
are pairing it with slim-fitting 
pants for a clean look. Wear 
your tank tucked in and with 
heels for a smart, sexy week- 
end jaunt. 

"It's the perfect essential," 
says Tara McCollum, senior 
public relations manager at 
Banana Republic. "Use it in 
your wardrobe year-round, 
alone in the summer or layered 
with a blazer and topcoat for 
the winter." 

•Pumps. Audrey Hepburn 
dresses and tweed suits will 
require a classic pair of round- 
toed pumps, darling! Black, of 
course, is classy and the most 
versatile. But everyone should 
have a pair in cognac because 
it's sooo sultry. Afraid round- 
toed pumps are too staid? Buy 
a pair of deep purple two-inch 
peep toes. He won't know what 
hit him. 

•The sweat suit. You proba- 
bly tried to avoid these leisure 
suits the last two years; but 
thanks to J-Lo, Juicy Couture 
and yoga, soft, low-rider 
sweats offer comfort along 
with style. For a little oomph, 
go 1980s retro complete with 
the white stripe up the leg. 

"Our 9-to-5 is a little more 
dressed up now," explains Eve 
Freedner, fashion spokes- 
woman at Express. "The track 
suit has a fashion edge, thanks 
to cashmere fabrics. It's not just 
terry cloth anymore." 

•Tweed skirt. Millennium 
tweed doesn't itch, and, thanks 
to stretch, it's not stiff, either, 
so on crisp autumn mornings, 
pair with a soft cashmere 
sweater or tie a cardigan 
around your shoulders. At T.J. 
Maxx, "We have lots of tweed, 
plaid and pinstriping, as men's 
looks get interpreted into femi- 
nine styles," McDowell says. 

•Silk blouse. Consider this a 
must-have to complement your 
fall suits. The simple blouse is 
great with a skirt or tailored 
slacks. Jazz it up with bell 
sleeves, and thank the fashion 

■ See Fashion, page 6 

Diversions - the Current Sauce — Thursday, October 2, 2003 

Matthews' solo work lacks originality 


By Leslie Westbrook 

Copy Editor 

During the past ten years Dave 
Matthews has proven his ability to 
write and perform original, sponta- 
neous and clever songs, but on his 
recent solo album Some Devil he 
leaves some of that entertaining 
spunk in the past. 

The album opens with a promis- 
ing driving tune, "Dodo," but the 
second track, "So Damn Luckv," 

plateaus out by the first minute and 
a half. Matthews may not be fully 
to blame for the style lull, though. 

Despite being listed as guest 
musician, guitarist Tim Reynolds 
has become a staple to much of 
Matthews' work over the past five 
years. Reynolds contributes to 
nearly every song on the album. 

His contributions have become 
so commonplace on Matthew's' 
records that it's difficult to distin- 
guish him as a guest anymore. 
Reynolds' presence has altered 

Matthews' style for better and 
worse but has apparently filled a 
niche Matthews thought was emp- 
On a brighter note, Phish gui- 
tarist Trey Anastasio brings the 
music to gasping life by sneaking in 
a few Phish-style guitar pops and 
fizzes. Anastasio gave several of the 
tracks a depth and texture that 
probably wouldn't have been there 
at all if he hadn't come along. 

The album's title track is an 
almost sappy, but flawlessly 

expressed, lament of a sad lover 
that gives the album its second hint 
of promise. Unfortunately, 
Matthews then sends his listeners 
back to finger tapping through the 
anti-climatic "Trouble." 

Two-thirds into the album 
Matthews makes up for a few of the 
CD's uninteresting tracks. His 
Chris Isaak-style "An' Other 
Things" sounds like it was inspired 
by a lazy afternoon on the beach 
surrounded by palm trees and hula 
dancers. The song is a nice, cool 

break, but Matthews picks up 
where he left off through the next 
four tracks. 

By the end, listeners may be won- 
dering what happened to the Dave 
Matthews they were accustomed 
to, but he manages a dose of his 
assertive "Don't Drink the Water" 
growl in the last track, an acoustic 
version of "Gravedigger," which 
seems to be a eulogy to his father. 

The album's additional live CD 
will satisfy listeners bent on hear- 
ing the charismatic and energetic 


'Cabin Fever' never breaks a sweat 

★★1 2 

By Christal Navarre 

Staff Writer 


a scary 

Movie Line: 


Oct. 3 - 9, 2003 

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Sat & Sun 

2 p.m. 4:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

Mon - Fri 

7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

The Fighting Temptations - PG-13 

Sat & Sun 

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^ NSU Night 

Students & Faculty bring 
your NSU ID 

If you want to 
movie... don't go see 

"Cabin Fever" is about five col- 
lege students who decide to take a 
vacation in the woods after finals. 
At the cabin they are infected with 
some unknown fatal disease that 
eats away the body, thus making 
the movie a complete gore-fest. The 
students spend the rest of the 
movie trying to find a doctor for 
help, and avoid infection from each 
other. It is a typical, cliche scary 
movie, but much more entertaining 


than the stupidity of movies like "I 
Know What You Did Last Sum- 

Within the first 10 minutes of the 
movie, the audience gets all the 
basic elements that stereotype a 
scary movie. There are five kids - 
for this movie, they are college stu- 
dents. They decide to take a trip to 
the middle of the woods where the 
neighbors are not within hearing 
distance of the cabin, and the town 
that is nearby is hillbilly central. 
And what cliche scary movie could 
be complete without the formula of 
beer, guns, sex scenes, and yes, 
even weed. Then there are the main 

There is Paul (Rider Strong), the 

so-called wimp that obviously 
winds up showing the most 
courage, and Karen (Jordan Ladd), 
the innocent girl who whines about 
wanting to go home and so is the 
first to get the disease. Then there is 
Jeff (Joey Kern), the spoiled brat 
who thinks he is 'Mr. Popular' and 
likes to party, and his bed toy Mar- 
cy (Cerina Vincent), the movie's 
resident porn star. Finally, there is 
Bert 0ames DeBello), who is a piece 
of work. Bert is the epitome of a 
redneck and a jock all rolled into 
one character. His vocabulary con- 
sists of four words and he's the 
poster child for the NRA. 

If you are looking for the gore 
factor, this movie is it. One charac- 

ter alone throws up what looks to 
be about four pints of blood. When 
too much time has gone by without 
a substantial amount of blood 
being shed, or flesh being eaten 
away, pointless scenes come out of 
nowhere to keep the blood flowing. 

By the way, if you stared at a 
glass of water for about five min- 
utes or more, wouldn't you have 
noticed the huge chunk of infected 
flesh floating in it? Paul and Karen 

Oh, and if you didn't catch it the 
first time from the dramatic change 
in music every time it is seen... 
don't touch the water. When the 
music wasn't enough for the direc- 
tors to show that water is evil, they 


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with in the past. Although mos 
the live tracks aren't new songs, 
bonus disc does fit like a he; 
dessert after a tasty, but not 
memorable, meal. 

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merits a listen for die-h rt _ ern I 
Matthews fans and those who J \l 00 n'<. 
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when the characters are havin *v yj^j. 
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the plot line, or what there is < QU c 
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through the movie the prod . y anc j 
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realized that the movie wasn't q or fh w esti 
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turn it into a Horror B comedy. j ow3/ 1 
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movie two and a half stars. Thel won 
star is for the sheer brilliance of .L^en 
ending, but you'll have to go se ^ e p an 
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gods that this season's shiny silk 
blouse will be washable. 

•Sage cashmere sweater. This 
fall fashionistas are focused on 
the richer shade of green -in 
argyle, no less. Another great, 
versatile must-have: totally col- 
lege-comfy, thrown over a pair of 
well-worn jeans, or all grown up 
with a black skirt or gray cuffed 
slacks. Buy your sweater a size 
bigger than you need so it fits 
smoothly over your stiff-collared 
white men's shirt for a trendy — 
and warm — look. 

• Mini fedora. These add piz- 
zazz to almost any outfit, espe- 
cially denim and a belted trench. 
Cock one to the side and let the 
brim cover one eye for an air of 
mystery. To make it more femi- 
nine, Sheila Block of the New 

York-based Accessories Council 
suggests attaching a flower. 

•Doctor's satchel. Buy one of 
these short-handled wide bags in 
fire-engine red. You'll be sur- 
prised how many outfits it will 
match, including last year's navy- 
and-white pinstripe pants and 
the year before's Diane von 
Furstenberg wrap dress. Be sure 
your bag has a cell-phone holder, 
so you can retrieve it quickly 
when you hear the ring. 

•Brooch. You don't have to buy 
a new one — with brooches, vin- 
tage is always better. It doesn't 
matter if it's your mother's but- 
terfly or grandmother's elephant, 
it will add class and remind you 
of someone you love. "Fashion 
designers have incorporated 
brooches into the fall collections, 

sometimes as an adornment, oth- 
er times as the focal points of the 
ensemble," says Helena Krodel, 
spokeswoman for the Jewelry 
Information Center. 

And now for the men. 

•A decent wallet. The key 
word here is decent. Guys, please 
throw away that ratty wallet with 
the peeling leather. Your new one 
can be Kenneth Cole or Wal- 
Mart, black or brown. But it 
needs to be in good shape, 
because a falling-apart wallet 
will ruin the best coordinated 
outfit. Try one with alligator skin 
or contrast stitching to liven up 
your look. 

•Cotton-blend suit shirt. Sage 
is a great color for guys, too. Pair 
it with black or charcoal flat-front 
slacks for a soft, but professional, 

look. Vertical stripes also are a 
must, but here the colors are all 
over the board. Go crazy with 
orange, yellow and blues. Don't 
even try a tie. Wear them 
untucked with the sleeves rolled 
up for a "really hot look," says 
Tony Sparacino of the Philadel- 
phia clothing store Sparacino's. 

•Flat-front slacks. You waited a 
few years hoping this trend 
would fade away, but it just 
picked up momentum. "These are 
such a must because this piece 
can single-handedly update your 
wardrobe," Sparacino says. Now, 
it's time for you to buy a pair in 
khaki, houndstooth or tweed, 
and wow everyone with your 
sense of style. 

•A white T. Will this ever go 
away? No. By now you probably 

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stock up on your three-pac 
because the fashion rule s 
applies — you can't wear yo 
white T more than once. 

•Newsboy cap. This til 
around, this look is for gron 
ups. The cap in tweed or a 
duroy tops off your casual lo e ^J? ar e l 
better than a baseball cap a te me 
will. Buy in navy or brown, a 
wear it to the back or front, ij 
side tilt is not a dude thing. 

"It's all a part of the trend to 

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Thursday, October 2, 2003 — the Current Sauce — Sports 

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Sports Information 

'^perennial Division I-AA power 
u'arthem Iowa entered Saturday 
temoon's game with No. 11 
bedtime 3r ^ weste rn State unranked and 
»ling unappreciated. 
The Panthers won't have those 
oblems any more after opening 
a uick four-touchdown lead and 
jsting Northwestern 43-10. 
W\xe visiting Demons (3-2) lost 
j r the first time in three games. 
ie Panthers (3-1) staked their 
jjm to a Top 25 position with the 
ien fixate ^^ding victory as they out- 
't ter,e ined NSU 372-220 before 13,102 
jre havm ^uNi-Dome. 
is relevai g { soundly whipped every 
there is ( ^ y QU can _ ff e nse, defense, 
ecial teams, coaching. We knew 
ast. Halfv ^ ^ ave t0 bfing our A-game 
he prod day anc j this was about the oth- 
must , ^ end of the alphabet," said 
wasn't or. ^ western coach Scott Stoker, 
iroceeded not hing away from North- 
comedy. ^ j ovva , because they are a great 
>r ' 1 &™ am and played like it today, 
ars. Ihel won the battle up front and 
liance of , erywhe re else." 
; to 1 go se panthers scored on their 
d though st ser i es f the afternoon 
it comesi ^ ^e Demons didn't manage 
first down until their second 
ay in the second quarter. By 
en, it was 28-0. 

"We got on them early and nev- 

er let up," said UNI's Mark Farley, 
who led the Panthers to the I-AA 
semifinals in his debut as head 
coach in 2001 but weathered a los- 
ing season last year. 

"Who would've thought that?," 
he said. "We've believed we had a 
very good team all along and we 
showed it today. This is a very big 
win for us." 

UNI opened the game with a 
couple of first downs before Tom 
Petrie connected with Eddie 
Galles on a 46-yard touchdown 
strike 2:02 into the contest. 

Northwestern couldn't convert 
a third-and-1 on the ensuing series 
and six plays later, it was 14-0 
after a 31-yard Jason Breeland 
scamper on a reverse set up a 9- 
yard quarterback draw by Petrie 
for the TD. 

Mark Dokes made a diving 
interception on a third-down pass 
by Vinson, setting UNI up at the 
Demons' 32 for its next chance. 
With a roughing-the-passer flag 
extending the possession, the Pan- 
thers cashed in on a 14-yard scor- 
ing run by Richard Carter and 
opened a three-TD advantage less 
than 10 minutes into the game. 

The lead grew to 28-0 at the end 
of Northwestern's next series 
when UNI pulled off the first of 
two blocked punts. Tyler Johnson 
recovered in the end zone for the 

"That got us away from what 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Service 

Marcus Gatlin catches a 69-yard pass from quarterback Davon Vinson against 
Northern Iowa. NSU lost the game 43-10 in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State's cross 
country teams entered Cente- 
nary's Red River Classic hoping 
to put up good numbers. They 
left with two team champi- 
onships here Saturday. 

The Demons finished with a 
team score of 25 followed by 
Grambling at 33 and Centenary 
with 76 points. 

All five of NSU's scoring run- 
ners finished in the top 10 with 
Noah Murgor, fresh off a top col- 
legian finish at the Louisiana- 
Lafayette meet last week, crossed 
the line second overall with a 
25:48.84 clocking. 

Grambling's Feedly Bonneau 
won the top individual honors 
with a time of 25:41.03. 

Other finishers for the Demons 
had Jonah Chelimo finishing 
third at 26:54.04; Chris Warren in 

fifth place with a 28:47.00 rime; 
Chris Groome in sixth at 28:56.05; 
Aaron Heflin in ninth at 29:40.70 
and Phil Hattaway in 12th at 

The Lady Demons won the 
four-team event with 26 points 
followed by Grambling with 41, 
Centenary 74, and Louisiana Tech 

Abby Salomon was the leading 
Lady Demon to cross the line, fin- 
ishing third overall with a 
19:35.16. She was followed by Jill 
Schenk (4th-19:54.68), Christy 
Starks (5th-19:59.13), Margeaux 
Fisher (6th-20:03.41) and LInzie 
Leford (8th-20: 16.91) to round out 
the scorers. Other Lady Demon 
finishers were Lesley Lambert 
with a 21:09.22 to finish 12th and 
Marcie Ward in 19th with a time 
of 23:27.21. 

Grambling's Hamidya Scipio 
won the individual title with a 

we wanted to do, not that we did 
that very well anyway," said Stok- 
er. "Our defensive philosophy is 
to shut down the run and we got 
the tables turned on us today. If 
we're forced to throw because we 
can't run it effectively, we're not at 
our best by any means." 

The teams swapped second- 
period field goals after the 
Demons finally got untracked. 
Vinson accounted for 25 yards on 
a drive that produced a 49-yard 

Josh Storrs field goal, the sixth- 
longest in school history midway 
through the second period. 

Vinson threw a strike to Marcus 
Gatlin for a 69-yard bomb with 
2:22 left in the third quarter, final- 
ly getting NSU into the end zone 
and making the score 40-10. 

Northwestern plays three of its 
next four games at Turpin Stadi- 
um, beginning next Saturday 
against Oklahoma Panhandle 

Tickets go on sale 

The road to the Sugar Bowl 

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By Jeff Shain 

Knight Ridder Newspapers 
(KRT Campus) 

thine wa ^ s c * oes a 8°°^ j orj 01 eliminat- 
trend toiS ^ or so teams ^ rom tne 
Ban; lt i° na '" t i t l e chase, including a 
ays. "ii w sur P rises among the strag- 

^nivers ^ uc ^ as Auburn, which buckled 

t'sanodf tofthe 8 ate ' 

Or North Carolina State, forced 

ide by Wake Forest. 

Or Notre Dame, broken down in 

e first turn. 

What's left are 17 teams with a 

kgitimate shot at the Sugar Bowl, 
mie more realistic than others, 
iturday's Kansas State-Texas 
ime, for instance, will trim the list 
Jockeying for position before 
rt. 1 is crucial. Since 1990, no 
list has come from lower than 
Hi in the polls after September, 
irow out Oklahoma's crown 
ree years ago, and the cut could 
made even higher. 
Though the first Bowl Champi- 

onship Series ratings remain a few 
weeks off and two of its computer 
components have yet to publish, 
running this week's available num- 
bers through the formula shows 
some emerging clusters. 

Favorites: Oklahoma, Miami, 
Ohio State, Florida State and Ten- 
The Sooners and Hurri- 
canes hold the inside track, though 
plenty of obstacles loom. UM, for 
instance, must play FSU and Ten- 

Ohio State, dinged in the polls 
for two close calls, stands third as 
the digital darling. The Buckeyes 
schedule ranks toughest by the 
BCS formula, and they top two of 
the five available computer ratings. 

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Control their own destiny: 
Arkansas, Virginia Tech, LSU, 
Nebraska, Georgia. All but Georgia 
are unbeaten, and the Bulldogs can 
make plenty of hay with games 
remaining against Alabama, Ten- 
nessee, Florida and Auburn. 

Lurking: Michigan, Southern 
California, Washington State, 
Texas. The Wolverines and Trojans 
are something of a surprise here, 
but early schedule strength has 
been a liability. Both can easily 
improve standing as conference 
schedules take hold. 

Washington State could be the 
dark horse of them all. The 
Cougars are one up on USC in the 
Pacific-10 race and don't face the 


(you can sleep when you die) 

Trojans this year. 

Holding on: Minnesota, Pitts- 
burgh, Kansas State. Three BCS 
title games have featured a one- 
loss team, so you can't count out 
Pitt and K-State. But they'll need 
plenty of help, as will the Gophers, 
5-0 against four cupcakes and Perm 

Conspicuous by their absence 
are the four unbeaten non-BCS 
teams: Northern Illinois, 
Louisville, TCU and Air Force. Sor- 
ry, we're still waiting for the first 
BCS invitation from outside the 

Sports Information 

Tickets went on sale Wednes- 
day for "Home for the Holidays" 
college basketball doubleheader 
at the CenturyTel Center in 
Bossier City on Saturday, Dec. 20, 
highlighted by the return of 
Shreveport native Alana Beard, a 
consensus Ail-American, who 
will lead her highly-ranked Duke 
Blue Devils against the North- 
western State Lady Demons. 

That game pits two of the win- 
ningest programs in women's bas- 
ketball over the past five years. 
Duke ranks third with 153 wins 
over that span and Northwestern 
is 34th nationally with 108 wins. 

The Duke-NSU game tips at 1 
p.m. on Dec. 20, followed at 3 by a 
men's contest matching Bossier 
City native Mike McConathy's 
Northwestern Demons against 
2003 NCAA Tournament entry 
Troy State, 26-5 last year. 

Tickets are available at the Cen- 
turyTel Center box office, all Tick- 
etMaster outlets, by phone at 318- 
741-9700 or 1-800-448-5252, and at online. 

Tickets are also available 
through the NSU Athletic Ticket 
Office (318-357-4268) and will be 
available shortly at on the 
internet. Ticket prices range from 
$15 to $5, depending on seat loca- 
tions in the 12,000-seat ultra-mod- 
ern arena. 

The doubleheader is set for the 
final Saturday before Christmas. 
Additional ticket locations will be 
announced soon, said NSU direc- 
tor of athletics Greg Burke. * 


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The Way 
I See It 


What is the difference 
between a mid-major team 
and a major conference 
team? The main difference 
is strength of schedule. It 
matters who a team like 
Florida State or LSU plays 
and loses to but a team 
like Northern Illinois can 
run the table and go unde- 
feated but only get some 
low bowl game on Dec. 26. 
While Florida State or LSU 
can lose 3 or 4 games and 
still play on New Years 
Day in a major bowl game. 
What is wrong with this 

After this past weekend 
Northern Illinois is unde- 
feated and have beaten big 
teams this year. The 
Huskies have defeated 
then-ranked Maryland, 
Alabama and Iowa State. 
Northern Illinois has beat 
teams in the ACC, SEC 
and the Big XII. Northern 
Illinois is rolling right now 
but because of the Bowl 
Championship Series for- 
mula the Huskies will get 
screwed out of a good 
bowl bid. The best the 
Huskies can do under the 
BCS formula is the Motor 
City bowl or the GMAC 
bowl. Why? Their strength 
of schedule will not hold 
up after playing in the 
MAC conference. 

I am not saying the 
Huskies deserve a BCS bid 
to the Rose Bowl, but I 
think they deserve a New 
Years bowl game. If a team 
goes undefeated then they 
should be able to face a 
solid football team on 
New Years Day rather 
than on Dec. 26 in the 
GMAC Bowl. If LSU can 
lose four games and make 
the Cotton Bowl and get 
thumped by Texas, then 
an undefeated Northern 
Illinois team should 
deserve a shot against the 
same team even if they get 
beaten. Heck, a major 
team got thumped so the 
undefeated team should 
have a chance. 

The Huskies this year 
look like the Tulane Green 
Wave's 1998 undefeated 
team that went to the Lib- 
erty bowl ranked at No. 
10. This down right sucks 
for mid-major teams from 
Conference USA to the 
Mid-American Confer- 

I was overjoyed Sunday 
night watching Peyton 
Manning and the Colts 
dismantle the "Aint's". 
Manning threw for 314 
yards on 20 of 25 passes 
and six touchdowns. The 
Saints are underachieving 
and have plenty of talent, 
especially enough not to 
get blown out at home! I 
think the Saints need a 
new leader at quarterback. 
Aaron Brooks smiled at 
the end of a blowout in 
which he had two inter- 
ceptions and a fumble. 
Why is he smiling? 

I am not commenting 
much on the Demons let 
down this past weekend. 
I'm still trying to swallow 
that pill. The Demons 
went on the road to a hos- 
tile environment , and got 
blown out by UNI. I am a 
little worried with hard 
road tests coming up like 
McNeese, Nicholls and the 
playoffs. Hopefully, the 
Demons will shape up and 
not get shipped out. 

Look for the Demons to 
rebound this weekend at 
Turpin Stadium; you nev- 
er know what will hap- 

to spike 

NSU volleyball is no longer at the 
bottom of the SLC standings, 
thanks to youth and experience 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

The Northwestern State 
Lady Demons Volleyball 
program has suffered for 
many years at or near the 
bottom of the Southland 

Over the last two seasons 
the Lady Demons' record is 
a dismal 17 wins to 48 losses 
(5-35 in conference play). In 
fact, the 2000 campaign's 6- 
14 mark is the best confer- 
ence record for the NSU 
team since joining the 
league in 1987. That could 
change this year. 

Second-year head coach 
Leigh Mullins and the Lady 
Demons jumped out to a 2-0 
start in the SLC for the first 
time in school history, and 
earlier this year they 
brought home the Cente- 
nary Tournament trophy, 
sweeping the tournament in 
four straight wins. 

The Lady Demons have 
used their blend of youth 

and experience to forge a 
very competitive team. 
Freshmen Latoya Sanders, 
of Baton Rogue, and 5'11 
Janel Fisher are two of the 
newcomers who have 
stepped up and provided 
the team with good depth, 
an aspect missing from 
teams of the past. 

Sanders, a middle blocker, 
leads the team in blocks and 
has also added 2 kills /game. 

Fisher, who plays outside 
hitter, was named MVP of 
the Centenary Tournament 
and has chipped in with 1.8 
kills per game and 1.4 digs 
per game. 

On the other side of the 
coin are senior leaders, 
Becky David, Cathy Her- 
ring, and Evelyn Getzen. 
David, a returning starter at 
outsider hitter, leads the 
team in kills with 2.9 per 
game and is third among the 
Lady Demons with 2.1 digs 
per game. Herring, touted 
as one of the league's best 
defenders, leads the squad 
in digs with 2.9 per game. 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Service 

The Northwestern State Volleyball team gets ready to fork'em before a volleyball game. NSU started off 
2-0 in Southland Conference play for the first time in school history. NSU is currently 2-2 jn SLC play. 

Getzen, an outside hitter, is 
averaging 2.3 digs per game 
as well as almost 2 kills per 

Other major contributors 
to this year's early success 
include sophomore setter 
Flavia Belo, and middle 
blockers Priscila Augusto 
and Shannon Puder. 

The 5'11 Augusto and 6'2 
Puder provide the Lady 
Demons with good size and 
solid defense on the interior, 
while Belo is among the 
league leaders in assists per 

Puder is the team's tallest 
player and has contributed 
with 2.2 kills and about 1 
block per game. Augusto, a 
junior college transfer, and a 
native of Brazil, is averaging 
2.7 kills and 2.7 digs per 


Those numbers put the 
junior at second on the team 
in each of the respective cat- 
egories. Belo is another 
South American import and 
returns after a stellar fresh- 
man season. 

She leads the team again 
in assists with 10.5 per game 
to go along with 2 digs and 
1.2 kills per contest. 

With this kind of talent 
and depth it is easy to see 
why the Lady Demons have 
improved so quickly. After 
dropping a pair on the road 
last week, the team is cur- 
rently 7-8 overall and 2-2 in 
conference play but has 
actually won more games 
than its opponents (31-27). 

They currently sit right in 
the middle of the Southland 

Conference in a tie for fifth 

Conference play is just 
heating up, but at the 
moment the Lady Demons 
look like they will be turn- 
ing a few heads this year 
around the SLC. 

The conference's coaches 
and sports information 
directors each predicted a 
tenth place finish for North- 
western State in the 11-team 
league. The Lady Demons 
will take on McNeese State 
and Lamar this weekend. 

A successful road trip 
could serve as a turning 
point for this revamped 
team and would definitely 
go a long way in proving 
those dire predictions 

NSU crew wins trophy at Baylor 

By Patrick West 

Sports Editor 

The Northwestern State 
Crew competed in the 
Baylor Invitational at 
Waco, Texas, this past 

The NSU Crew came 
away with the men's team 
trophy while the women 
rowers finished second in 
the team standings. 

"It was the best feeling 
in the world this past 
weekend," Varsity Rower 
Seth Fornea said. "I have 
been working hard for 
four years to get here." 

"The team did very 
well," Head Coach Alan 
Pasch said. "Overall, they 
had a good showing, and 
worked together." 

Pasch said it was the 
first team trophy the 
Demon crew has won. 

"This shows we have 
depth, and a lot of people 
that lead by example and 
people following those 
leaders," Pasch said. 

The Crew competed 
against Rice, Baylor, Okla- 
homa State, Wichita State, 
Texas A&M and the 
Austin Rowing Club. 

Pasch said that the 
women's toughest compe- 
tition was Wichita St who 
finished first in the team 
competition ahead of the 

"The women did really 
well this past weekend, 
they are rebuilding right 
now but they are working 
through a lot of adversi- 
ty," Pasch said. 

Callie Reames / the Current Sauce 

The Northwestern State women's crew takes an eight boat out of 
the water after a race. The women's crew finished 2nd overall. 

Pasch said almost every "This crew is definitely 

boat medalled and this faster than previous years 

team is the best NSU has and we have tons of confi- 

had in a while. dence right now," Pasch 


"We have a selection of 
experience rowers to 
choose from for boats this 
season," Fornea said. 
"This makes any boat we 
put together have experi- 
ence and overall be fast." 

Up next for the NSU 
Crew is the Head of the 
Red in Shreveport. NSU 
will face Oklahoma, Rice, 
Baylor, Centenary, South- 
ern Baptist and other col- 

"I am hoping we have 
the same results we 
achieved in Baylor," Pasch 
said. "We are going into 
this race really confident 
and should be one of the 
top teams there." 

Business manager Linda 
D. Held contributed to this 

Soccer team wins, loses at home 

Sports Information 

NSU vs. TSU 

Goals by sophomores 
Stephanie Miller and Tara 
Powasnik gave Demon soccer 
a 2-1 Southland Conference 
win over visiting Nicholls 
State Sunday at the Demon 
Soccer Complex. 

NSU (4-6, 2-1) held the 
Colonels scoreless in the first 
half of play but gave up one 
goal in the 52nd minute of 
play as Roxanna Gonzales 
scored the only goal for 
Nicholls State (2-7, 0-2). 

"For once we played pas- 
sionate," said Head Coach 
Jimmy Mitchell. "We knew it 
would be a very physical 
game because they are the 
most physical team in the con- 

The Demons got on the 
scoreboard as Stephanie 
Miller heads the ball into the 
net past goalkeeper Lindsay 
Bartlett off the corner kick by 
Jacqui Lawrence. It was the 
fifth goal of the season by 
Miller and the fifth assists by 

Tara Powasnik added the 

second and game-winning 
goal in the 77th minute of play 
off a redirected pass from 
Natalie Waguespack by Brit- 
tany Hung. 

Junior goalkeeper Nellie 
Latiolais, the 2002 SLC Tour- 
nament Most Valuable Player, 
picked up the win with four 
saves on 10 shots by the 

Northwestern State fresh- 
man midfielder Natalie 
Waguespack was named Co- 
Southland Conference Defen- 
sive Player of the Week as 
announced by the conference 
office on Tuesday. 

Waguespack, a 5-5 mid- 
fielder from Baker earned 
player of the week honors 
after helping the Demons to a 
2-1 record on the week with 
wins over Louisiana-Monroe 
and Nicholls while allowing 
just five goals in three games. 

She also contributed on the 
offensive side of the field as 
she scored her first collegiate 
goal in the Demons 4-3 loss to 
first place Southeastern La. 

NSU vs. SLU 

By Warren Hayes 

Staff Writer 
The NSU soccer team host- 
ed Southeastern University 
Friday to mark the second 
game in the Southland Con- 
ference for the Demons. 
The Lady Demons fought 
hard in the rematch of last 
year's SLC title game but 
could not prevail. 

The Demons entered the 
series undefeated in SLC play 
after defeating Monroe 
Wednesday afternoon. In the 
first half against the Lady 
Lions, Goalie Natalie Latiolais 
stopped Southeastern from 
scoring four times. 

Within 10 minutes of the 
start of the game, Stephanie 
Miller scored to put the 
Demons in the lead 1-0. 
Shortly after, Southeastern 
answered with a goal to tie the 

"We knew that the competi- 
tion was going to be high," 
Head Coach Jimmy Mitchell 
said. "This is a rematch from 
the 2002 Southland Confer- 
ence series that we won." 

During the second half, 
NSU's Brittney Hung and 
Stephanie Miller both scored 
to bring the Demons in the 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Service 

Northwestern State soccer player Stephanie Miller scores one of two 
goals by the Lady Demons on Sunday. NSU won 2-1 over Nicholls. 

lead, but Southeastern quickly 
answered to tie the game 3-3. 

"Both teams play with 
dominance," Mitchell said. 
"When you play with this lev- 
el of. competition, you play 

With five minutes left in the 
game, Southeastern scored to 
take the victory 4-3. 

Overall, Mitchell said he is 
pleased with the team's per- 


"The team has had a pretty 
hard schedule, " Mitchell said. 
"The girls have played two 
games in one week." 

Northwestern State (4-6, 2- 
1) returns to action on Friday 
when they will face Texas 
State in a 7 o'clock Southland 
Conference match-up in San 
Marcos, Texas. 


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Jindal, Blanco in run-off for governor 

Unofficial statewide results: "Bobby" Jindal 33%, Kathleen Blanco 18% 

Jindal carries Natchitoches parish with 505 votes more than Blanco 
For full results of all elections, statewide and by parish, visit 

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Demon day care 

Parents seek options for kids' supervision 
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Swarm stings Panhandle hard 

NSU football holds Panhandle St. to negative offense in shutout 
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First copies free to NSU students and staff 
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freshman graphic communications major Joshua 
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Sophomore music education major and Spirit of 
Northwestern (SON) marching band member Thomas 
Rogers, 19, died in an automobile accident the morning 
of Oct. 5. 

Services for Rogers are scheduled to be held today at 
1 p.m. in Montegut, La., at St. Charles of Borromeo 
Roman Catholic Church. The SON band is planning to 
bus band members to and from the services. 

The Office of Residential Life is raising money for the 
families of Collins and Rogers in a joint account. 
Students wanting to contribute to the fund should visit 
Student Union Rm. 101-A or call 357-5888. 

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with NSU22 reporter Glenn Tillman Jr. 

University names new Long 
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Distinction, the Long Purple Line, during NSU's 
Homecoming Oct. 24-25. 

This year's inductees are U.S. Army Space and Missile 
Scorf o e f ense commanding general Lt. Gen. Joseph M. 
Cosumano, Jr.; Crawford & Company CEO Grover 
Davis; Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Fields; 
government attorney Theodore "Ted" L. Jones and 

University of Arkansas nursing educator Dr. Patricia 
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2 27 - o Art exhibits open to public 

An exhibit of Byzantine Christian iconography by 1959 
NSU alumnus Diamantis Cassis will be on display 
through November 6 in the Orville G. Hanchey Art 

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Also, an exhibit of paintings by NSU graduate Phyllis 
Lear of Thibodaux are on display through Oct. 31 at 
Northwestern State University. 

The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 4:30 
P.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public. 

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Schwarzenegger wins Calif, recall 

LOS ANGELES (KRT) - Voters in California, the 
nation's most populous and often influential state, sent 
an unmistakable signal of discontent, along with an 
^deniable attraction for celebrity, in the person of 
Re Publican Arnold Schwarzenegger. And they were in a 
Punishing mood for the beleaguered Democratic Gov. 
Gr ay Davis, the man they had given a second term less 
than a year ago. 

^Ajj pys News 

Business announces plans 
f °r apartments near campus 

A company with apartments near Florida State 
diversity is planning to build private luxury suite 
a Partments close to NSU. 

Fr °9 Pond Apartments said they plan to open the 
new , private suites by fall 2004. 

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Absences impede SGA senate 

Walkouts nearly cause early end to meeting; 
Nader lecture kept open to public by single vote 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The SGA met Monday night 
with four senators absent, and 
three more senators left dur- 
ing the course of the meeting. 

The senators absent were 
Ryan Maxfield, Leslie Ross, 
and Jerry Whorton, who were 
excused by SGA vice presi- 
dent Scott Manguno prior to 
the meeting, and Craig 

Senators Chris Faist, Ashlie 
Fisher and Buster Carlisle left 
the meeting before it was 

Two bills that were tabled at 
last week's meeting were 
voted on at Monday's meet- 

The SGA voted unanimous- 
ly to approve a bill opening 
study corrals in Watson 
Library to undergraduate stu- 
dents. According to the bill, 
the study corrals were previ- 
ously designated for graduate 

students only, and most of 
them remained unoccupied 
during library hours. Upon 
approval of this bill, study 
corrals will be awarded to all 
students on a first come first 
serve basis. 

A bill proposing to institute 
a formal application process 
for recognized student organ- 
izations wishing to be consid- 
ered club sports failed in the 
senate Monday night. 

According to the bill, there 
is currently no standard defi- 

Chris Reich / the Current Sauce 

Master at work 

Cast and crew members of NSU Theatre's 'Tartuffe' prepare the stage under the watchful eye of 
master painter Lee Boyer (center, in green). Boyer, who has more than 20 years of experience in 
theater painting and design, also teaches several workshops a year for university, middle and high 
school theater departments. Here, he is teaching a school master class on creating faux marble. 

NSU prepares new 
masters curriculum 

By Kindra Watson 

Staff writer 

NSU students could soon 
get a masters of the arts 
degree in Heritage Resources. 

The degree is under condi- 
tional approval right now 
which means that the social 
science department must pro- 
vide a description of the 
course curriculum they plan 
to study under the major 
along with additional faculty 
they plan to hire and more 
detail about the degree pro- 
gram to the board of regents. 

Kathleen Byrd, head of the 
social science department, 
said, "This will be a great pro- 
gram. We are really enthusias- 
tic about it." 

Heritage resources encom- 
passes all the aspects of histo- 
ry that focus on history as a 
whole. Heritage resources 
majors study the archeology, 
culture and economy of the 
past. Byrd said students 

studying heritage resources 
would study a site and look at 
all the components of this site 
in terms of the site's history, 
the people who lived there, 
how they lived, what 
resources they had and how 
they used the resources. 

"We would train people to 
be more sensitive to all 
aspects of the site, not just the 
basic history," said Byrd. 

Byrd said NSU is a good 
place to have this kind of 
degree program because 
Natchitoches is well-suited 
for heritage resources. 
Natchitoches has one of the 
only centers for preservation 
technology and training in the 
United States. 

The center is part of the 
National Park Service. 

Natchitoches is one of 22 
national heritage areas in the 
United States, which were 
designed by Congress. 

Natchitoches parish has 
two state parks and a number 
of house museums. 

"All of this together will 
make it possible for grad stu- 
dents to work in the area," 
Byrd said. "This also will 
allow for internships to be 

The social science depart- 
ment plans to get final 
approval during the summer 
so they can began recruitment 
in the fall of 2004 and hope- 
fully start classes in fall of 
2005. The department plans 
to hire one more faculty mem- 
ber to help teach the classes 
for heritage resources. The 
classes will concentrate on 
Louisiana history primarily 
due to the location, said Byrd. 

Byrd added, "The skills can 
be used anywhere, but 
Natchitoches is a great place 
to start." 

NSU would be the only 
school in Louisiana to have a 
heritage resources degree pro- 

Byrd said, "This would 
make NSU unique in that 


nition of what a club sport is. 

Senator Keith Gates, who 
voted against the bill, said that 
he feels that standard rules 
concerning club sports need 
to be placed in the SGA by- 
laws before an application 
process can be instituted. 

"The bill was a good idea, 
and I think that we need a 
way to determine what a club 
sport is, but I feel that for the 
sake of permanence, that 
should be placed in the by- 
laws. Then, next year when 
the new senate comes in, they 
can look at the by-laws and 
see what the rules are con- 
cerning club sports," Gates 

Two new bills were placed 
on emergency status and were 
voted on Monday night. 

The first was a bill propos- 
ing to allow this year's distin- 
guished lecturer speech by 
former presidential candidate 
Ralph Nader to be open to the 
public. This speech will take 
place on Nov. 6 in A. A. Fred- 
ericks Auditorium, which can 
seat approximately 1,200 peo- 

The bill passed by only one 

Senator Jack Halford voted 
against the bill. He said that 
since the Ralph Nader speech 
is being paid for by student 
« See SGA, page 2 

Financial aid: 
Refunds done 
by next week 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

As the semester progress- 
es, the Office of Student 
Financial Aid continues to 
issue refund checks to stu- 
dents who are due them. 

Director of the Office of 
Student Financial Aid Misti 
Chelette said the money to 
pay TOPS recipients has 
been received by the 
University and is currently 
being applied to student 

"We can't issue refund 
checks when the University 

closes its books every month, 
so that shuts us down for 
two days," Chelette said. 
"They did that last week, but 
this week they opened the 
books back up, so we started 
running refunds Monday." 

Chelette said that all TOPS 
money should be accepted 
and applied to students' 
accounts by the end of the 
week, and refund checks are 
being run nightly. 

Also, first-time borrowers' 
money has been accepted by 
the University and applied 
to the accounts of students 
who are still eligible for 
* See Refunds, page 2 

Rich Lynch / the Current Sauce 
From left, SGA president Greg Comeaux, Student Affairs Vice 
President Dan Seymour, Acting Provost Anthony Scheffle, and SAB 
president Michael Johnson cut the ribbon at the Life Long Learning 
Center's grand opening. 

student center 
celebrates opening 

By April N. Dickson 

Activities Bureau Chief 

The SGA and SAB held the 
grand opening for the Life 
Long Learning Center on 
Monday. The center is 
designed for any student that 
is more than 22 years old, 
commutes to school, or has 

Michael Johnson, SAB 
president, said, "About three 
years ago, a survey of nontra- 
ditional students took place 

to see if a place like this 
would be beneficial." 

SGA president Greg 
Comeaux said the survey 
suggested that many nontra- 
ditional students have prob- 
lems in math and English. He 
said that the SGA and SAB 
have been working together 
for the past three years to 
open a place to meet these 
student needs. 

Comeaux said that all the 
computers in the center have 
tutorials for math and 
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fees, it should benefit the students 

"As controversial as I think Ralph 
Nader's opinions are, I think it's 
going to generate a lot of student 
interest on this campus," Halford 
said. "I don't think that we'll have 
room for the public. I'm hoping we 
won't have room for the public. 

"Out of 10,000 people, I hope we 
can get 1,200 to attend, and opening 
it up to the public takes spots away 
from students." 

Another option discussed by the 
SGA was charging a small fee to the 
public in order to attend. 

Keith Gates, who sponsored the 
bill, said that nobody should be 

"It will be good publicity for this 
Universitv," Gates said. "We should 


invite as many people as we can. 
We should even pick them up in 
buses to come see Ralph Nader. 

"I don't agree with Ralph 
Nader's message, but the man ran 
third in a presidential election, and 
you can't beat hearing him speak." 

After this bill was passed, Buster 
Carlisle left the meeting, and he 

was the third senator to do so. The 
number of remaining senators was 
counted, and it was declared that 
there was no longer quorum. This 
means that fewer than two-thirds of 
the voting members were present, 
and the senate could no longer do 
business or pass legislation. 

However, just as the meeting was 
about to be adjourned, a recalcula- 
tion was done. It was determined 
that a mistake had been made, and 
there were enough senators remain- 
ing to continue business. 

A bill proposing to allocate $4,800 
to the NSU Flight Team to cover the 
expenses of attending a regional 
competition was passed. 

The senate also rejected SGA 
executives' appointment of sopho- 
more Josh Stelly to a senator-at- 
large seat. 

On Monday, the SGA will be vot- 
ing on a bill to combine the duties 
of the SGA treasurer and secretary 
into one position. 

Also, next week the SGA will also 
be voting on a bill to make a revi- 
sion to its by-laws. 

Currently, the by-laws contain 

"Out of 10,000 
people, I hope we 
can get 1,200 to 
attend, and 
opening it up to 
the public takes 
spots away from 

Jack Halford 

SGA Senator 

the phrase, "to oversee the 'SGA 
Radio Show'". According to the bill, 
this suggests that a radio show is or 
shall be provided for the SGA. The 
bill states that this is a form of cen- 
sorship to require KNWD to pro- 
vide a time slot for the show and 
that the phrase should be changed 
to, "to obtain a weekly timeslot for 
the 'SGA Radio Show', if a time slot 
is available". 


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the Student Union. 

11:30 p.m. — Officers 
were advised to call for 
the Natchitoches Police 
Department for assis- 
tance in getting the riot 

under control. 
11:50 p.m. — A 
student who sus- 
tained an injuiy during 
the riot was transported 
to Natchitoches Parish 
Sept. 31 

12:05 a.m. — With 
help of five NPD units, 

the crowd was dis- 
persed to individual 
Oct. 2 

10:43 a.m. — A 

money theft at Nesom 
Natatorium was report- 
Oct 3 

An RA from Sabine 

called to report an 
unconscious man who 
was brought into the 
dorm. The RA request- 
ed an officer to come 
over and take a look at 
the young man, who 
was responsive when 
the officer arrived. 

Elizabeth Bolt 




them, Chelette said. 

"Depending on the mail, hope- 
fully by next week everyone will 
have their refund checks," Chelette 

Chelette said that the Office of 
Student Financial Aid has provi- 
sions in place for students who are 
having serious problems while 

Life Long 


Johnson said this room has been 
very beneficial so far and he thinks 
it will continue to benefit nontradi- 
tional students in the future. 

"We wanted to set up a room like 
this where they can come and feel 

waiting for their refunds. 

"They can come to us if they 
have extenuating circumstances, 
like their electric bill is due and 
they don't have any money or 
things like that," Chelette said. "As 
long as their money is here, and 
they are just waiting for a check to 
be cut and issued to them, if they 

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trie department, we can have th 
check cut for them 

"Then, we can have them picj 
up so they don't have to wait a d 
or two for it to come in the mail 

Chelette said this is done 
case-by-case basis. 


like they are a part of the school just 
like everyone else," Johnson said. 

Travis Reams, SAB campus 
trends committee head, said that 
SAB would be holding programs 
and events inside the Life Long 
Learning Center. 

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for next semester. We're interest said 
in doing health screenings a Worley s 
tutoring days with the parents a chased to hi 
their children," Reams said 

The center is located in Studt 
Union Room 222. 

Barricades block Kyser bricks 

By Derrick Doyle 

Staff writer 


"Get out of the way!" 

These are comments students 
may have heard in the past while 
walking behind Kyser Hall and 
between the Student Union and the 
Post Office. 

Two weeks ago, however, barri- 
cades were put up around Kyser 
Hall, Williamson Hall, the Student 
Union and the Post Office to 
reroute traffic and protect pedestri- 
ans that use the area. • • 

"Several complaints were made 
from students as well as staff in 
regards to safety," said Dan 
Seymour, vice president for student 
affairs. Seymour authorized the use 
of barricades to protect pedestri- 


"It's all about safety," Seymour 

Seymour explained that there 
were complaints of students 
pulling up beside the post office in 
their vehicles to pick up mail while 
leaving their vehicles running and 
blocking traffic. 

Complaints also came from cam- 
pus foodservice provider ARA- 
MARK, Coca-Cola and other deliv- 
ery workers who said that they 
could not get through the area to 
unload their goods and supplies to 
the University. 

"There's been several instances 
where I have nearly gotten run 
over when I was crossing the lot to 
go to the post office," said Head of 
the Journalism Department Steve 
Horton, whose office is in Kyser 

University prepares flyer enforcemen 

By Thorn LaCaze 

Staff writer 

Like graffiti along the streets of 
New York, colored flyers and signs 
mask the walls here on NSU's cam- 

Flyers are easy to make and hang 
up, but can now present a problem 
for businesses or student organiza- 

"Flyers are one of the most effec- 
tive ways for student advertising," 
said Michael Johnson, student 
activities board president. 

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According to NSU's student 
handbook, though, any person 
who wishes to advertise, promote 
or solicit on campus must fill out 
the appropriate request form, 
which can be picked up and 
returned to Student Union Room 

Although Recognized Student 
Organizations (RSO) must com- 
plete the solicitation form during 
recertification at the beginning of 
each semester, the form can be 
filled out at any time. Friday is the 
extended deadline for RSO recerti- 

After the deadline, a list of all 
organizations that have not com- 
pleted the form will be given to the 
building managers, which gives 
them the right to pull down flyers 
posted by those uncertified organi- 

The list says which organizations 
cannot solicit until the next recerti- 
fication period. 

Bulletin boards are located in 
each building on campus for signs 
and advertisements. Therefore, any 
uncertified flyers on windows and 

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Director of student activitijbut a dde 
and organizatiotfenough." 

Each res 

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painted walls will be taken down ^jj ^ 
Carl Henry, director of stud^ tial CO st; S 
activities and organizations, si deposit a 
these forms are "for the safety I and a $25 a 
everyone. They allow us to kn<7 0u t w j 
who is on our campus and vv f paintine v 
they are advertising and selling-' out. 

If a vendor from Natchitool 
community wanted to sell pl< 
ucts or advertise on NSU's camp 
they too would have to fill out 
request form. 

forms) allow us to 
know who is on 
our campus and 
what they are 
advertising and 


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Horton said his main concemjrices and wl 
safety for all students and staff, qnot worthy 
the barricades are to keep vehid 
out of the pedestrian area. 

Jennifer Anderson, director! 
auxiliary services, explained m 
the barricaded area will open ol * 
to service vehicles but not studen 
Anderson said, "Students w< 
parking in the back of Kyser H 
even after knowing that there isi 
student parking allowed there." 

Seymour met with faculty, st In an en 
and service workers of the fo campus, th 
buildings two weeks ago to disci the exister 
the best possible solution on hi housing, 
to reroute traffic to protect pedesl 
ans and make room for deliveilan extensii 
men. The barricades were decid umns, or sa 
as the solution and were put up I NSU. It is 
following day. and in fall 

There are no plans to add bai residential 
cades to other areas of campus. 


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By Andrew David 

Staff writer 

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NSU's business department can 
n0 w boast nationaJ recognition as a 
result of being featured in the 
September issue of Business Week 

1 mag 32 " 16 - 

The department led for the past 

jj^jee years has been by Dean Joel 
-SyVorley, was included in a special 
advertising section of the world- 
wide publication that promoted 12 
31 business schools across the nation. 
:e from the e| Worley said ^ e Department still 
e can have th ^ tQ purc hase the ad themselves, 
for a reduced rate of $4,500, rather 
ave them pirj ^ an ^ e COV ered as an article, 
ive to wait a d Keepin g company with NSU were 
ne in the mail well-known universities as 
is is done ob^ citadel, Indiana University, 
and Temple University. 

"They (Business Week) wanted to 
lieature 12 regional universities that 

jhad something special to offer, and 

1 1 think they invited every universi- 
ty in the Southeast to apply for this 
f events planjj^d we made the cut," Worley 
We're interest said. 

screenings a Worley said the ad was pur- 
the parents n chased to help the job prospects of 
Department graduates. 

"The people who read Business 
Week are the people who will be 
hiring our graduates," Worley said. 

The Current Sauce was unable to 
contact Business Week as to whether 
or not the terms of the ad-purchas- 
iing agreement were standard prac- 
main concern tices and why the Department was 
its and staff, ai not worthy of free coverage, 
to keep vehid 
in area, 
on, director 
explained tj 
i will open 01 
>ut not studeii 
"Students vn 
k of Kyser H 
; that there isi 
owed there." 
ith faculty, st In an empty field across from 
;rs of the fo campus, there is a sign foretelling 
cs ago to disci the existence of student-focused 
olution on ha housing. 

protect pedesq This housing is not NSU housing, 
m for deliva an extension of University Col- 
?s were decid umns, or sanctioned in any way by 
wereputupfllNSU. It is Frog Pond Apartments 
and in fall 2004 will be the newest 
ns to add bariresidential option in Natchitoches. 
> of campus. Frog Pond Apartments started in 
Tallahassee, Florida, as a housing 
I choice for Florida State University. 

property manager Richard 
Wyzanski said it caught on so well 
that they decided to expand to 

"The amenities are what really 
drive the facility," Wyzanski said. 

Those amenities include an out- 
door heated swimming pool, hot 
tub and a tiki bar pool deck. There 
will be 24-hour fitness center and a 
high-speed Internet lab. 

Each four-bedroom, four-bath- 
room suite will have a washer and 
dryer and new appliances. 

"That sounds really cool," Megan 
Mercantile, a junior health and 

HI human nar-t 

Groups help 
clean up the 

Panhellenics join for clean-up 

By Alleigha Goodman 

Staff writer 

National Panhellenic Council 
(NPC) and National Pan- 
Hellenic Council (NPHC) are 
different to the eye, but are 
proving their ability to work 
towards the same cause. 

Although traditions, in many 
ways, have set them apart, 
these groups can and do work 
together. Last Friday NPC and 
NPHC participated in the NSU 
campus clean-up in prepara- 
tion for Saturday's Family Day. 

Carrie Beth Burns, panhel- 
lenic social chair for NPC, was 
in charge of the event. She said 
she was excited and happy to 
have the two groups working 

"NPC and NPHC do things 
separately, but we chose to do 
the campus clean-up together," 
Burns said. "The most impor- 
tant thing is creating unity on 
our campus." 

Although attendance for 
Campus Clean-Up was lower 

than hoped for, representatives 
from most sororities and 
NPHC fraternities participated. 

Phalynetta Bowie, working 
with Lisa Wilson of Zeta Phi 
Beta, said, "It was a good deed 
to our campus grounds." 

They both agreed that it was 
a fun way to bond with the 
other sororities and fraternities. 

Morgan Cedars and Rachel 
Breedlove of Sigma Sigma 
Sigma said they enjoyed the 
experience too. 

"It's a great way to clean up 
the campus while getting to 
know other groups," Cedars 

Yonna Pasch, assistant direc- 
tor of student activities for 
Greek life, was pleased with 
the outcome. 

"With NPC and NPHC work- 
ing together, Greeks on campus 
are becoming more infraternal, 
not only as Greeks, but also in 
beautifying Northwestern," 
Pasch said. "They're working 
together to beautify our cam- 
pus as well as the 
Greek system." 

Candice Pauley / the Current Sauce 

Sarah Baker carries bags of cans for Club NEO. NEC 1 and both the National 
Panhellenic Council and National Pan-Hellenic Council participated in separate 
activities to reduce the amount of trash on campus. 

NEO more than just recycling 

By Jason Shumake 

Staff writer 

Club NEO not only strives to 
keep NSU environmentally 
clean, it raises funds for a good 
cause while doing so. 

NEO stands for Northwestern 
Environmental Organization. It 
is the club that placed recycling 
bins for aluminum cans that say, 
"Cans only — no Trash" around 

Club NEO collects, cleans and 
recycles the aluminum and then 
donates all profits to the 
Humane Society of Natchi- 
toches. In the club's first two 
years, it has already donated the 
profits of more than 1,050 gal- 
lons of aluminum to the society. 

Members of the club have 
other projects as well. They 
have planted trees around cam- 
pus and have even bought and 
saved a piece of endangered 
rainforest in South America. 

They are currently working 
with the SGA and SAB to pres- 
ent Ralph Nader with a certifi- 
cate of recognition during his 
November visit to NSU. They 
also have plans to adopt and 
sponsor an endangered species. 
They do all this through campus 
fundraisers, such as bake sales, 
that raise awareness as well as 

The club also participates in 
volunteer events including 
"Keep Natchitoches Beautiful." 

The club, which was created 
through grants from the SGA 
and SAB, is always looking for 
new members. 

"We are always recruiting 
because about 90 percent of our 
club is comprised of graduating 
seniors," said club president Ciel 

For more information, attend a 
meeting or call 354-9539. 
Meetings are held Thursdays at 
5 p.m. in Rm.145 of Morrison 


Community • Church 
j Mpu ojUB • Campus 

New private apartments planned for fall 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

>w us to 
is on 
ls and 
g and 

Kama Guillory, a junior graphic 
communication major, said, "$300 
per person is kind of expensive." 
The rent does not include utilities 
or furniture. 

"If it included everything or 
some stuff it would be ok," Guillory 

Zack Horton, a sophomore 
English major lives with two 
friends in the Fleur de Lis apart- 
ments and said the cost of Frog 
Pond apartments would be a major 
deterrent. He personally pays one 
third of his apartment's rent, or 
$160 per month. 

Horton did think the apartments 
sounded nice. 

"I guess that's good if you've got 
$300 a month," Horton said. 

Joe Lejeune, a junior aviation 
major said, "They need more apart- 
ments. They need more living space 
around here. I think ifs a good 

In a couple of months Frog Pond 
will have a trailer at the construc- 
tion site for prospective residents. 

"People will be able to come into 
the trailer, see the architectural ren- 
dition," Wyzanski said. 

Frog Pond's Web site,, has some info- 
rmation about the new Natchi- 
toches site. It includes a link to the 
Tallahassee apartments that pro- 
vides detailed information about 
their amenities, services and floor 

Wyzanski said the Natchitoches 
apartments, however, will not be 
exactly the same. 

"It will be a similar living envi- 
ronment," Wyzanski said. The 
Natchitoches apartments will be 
1,350 square feet in area, while the 
Tallahassee apartments have more 
than 1,750 square feet. 

Natchitoches's Frog Pond will be 
made up of 10 residential buildings, 
each three floors high with four 
suites per floor. Each suite will 
house four people. 

"We do have roommate match- 
ing for groups of less than four," 
Wyzanski said. The management 

will match students according to 
their interests. 

An added option with these 
apartments is furnishings. For $50 
per month per person, residents can 
have their apartment furnished. 
Sofas, loveseats, tables, bedroom 
ensembles and 32-inch televisions 
will be rented out to those residents 
who choose this amenity. 

NSU's University Columns, one 

of the larger apartment communi- 
ties in Natchitoches offers four bed- 
room apartments for $291 per 
month. Fleur de Lis Apartments 
offer two bedroom apartments for 
$485 per month. The White 
Columns Apartments have two 
bedroom apartments for $474 per 
month. Welch Estate's two bed- 
room furnished apartments are 
$650 per month. 

Also online at 
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College Democrats 

For students interested in 
joining this campus political 
organization, contact Joshua 
Williams at mrfreeze917@hot- 

NSU Tutors 
NSU Tutors is looking for 
tutors that are interested in 
tutoring elementary, junior high 
and high school students. NSU 
Tutors accepts all majors and 

For more information, contact 
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International Student 
Or ganizational 

The International Student 
Organization will have its first 
meeting of the year at 7 
p.m. today in the Cane River 
Room of the Student Union. 

All students at NSU are 
invited to become members 
and there is no fee for member- 

One goal is to help students 
attending NSU from other 
nations meet American stu- 
dents and share an understand- 
ing of regional and local cul- 

A second goal is to provide a 
means by which American- 
born students can learn about 
overseas study under programs 
such as the International 
Student Exchange Program 

For more information call 
John R. Foster at 357-5666 or e- 

the Current Sauce welcomes 
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planning events that will be 
open to NSU students. 

Bring Connections to Kyser 225, 

or e-mail them to 

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Nothing funny 
about this 

From the Chicago Tribune 

This editorial is about humor, 
so it will not be funny. You can 
be pretty sure of that. Some of 
the most unfunny things you 
may ever read involve various 
academics or even comedians 
trying to dissect and explain 
why a certain joke works. 

It works because it works. 
Shining a light on it invariably 
makes the whole thing deflate 
like an overbaked souffle. As we 
said, so not funny. 

That, however, doesn't stop 
the researchers from probing the 
funny bone. The latest news in 
humor research is equally 
unfunny: Researchers have 
ascertained that along with 
everything else that stops work- 
ing as you get older, your sense 
of humor may go, too. Or at 
least, researchers found that the 
ability to understand more com- 
plex jokes can deteriorate with 
age. That's the conclusion of a 
recent study published in the 
Journal of the International 
Neuropsychological Society. The 
elderly still appreciate a good 
joke, they found, but they may 
not get the punch line as often. 

How do they know? Well, 
they tested seniors and com- 
pared their responses to younger 

Here's a sample joke, in which 
the respondent is asked to 
choose from four different 
punch lines. The neighborhood 
borrower approached Mr. Smith 
at noon on Sunday and inquired, 
"Say, Smith, are you using your 
lawnmower this afternoon?" 

"Yes I am," Smith replied war- 

Then the neighborhood bor- 
rower answered: 

1. "Fine, then you won't be 
wanting your golf clubs. I'll just 
borrow them." 

2. "Oops, as the rake he 
walked on barely missed his 

3. "Oh well, can I borrow it 
when you're done, then?" 

4. "The birds are always eating 
my grass seed." 

If you answered 1, your sense 
of humor is intact, according to 
the researchers. If you answered 
4, you should probably see your 
doctor soon. But what if you 
answered 2? That, according to 
the researchers, was a "humor- 
ous non sequitur," which, while 
funny, "did not provide a coher- 
ent ending to the joke." 

The elderly, the study said, 
made more errors compared to 
the young in selecting punch 

found that the 
ability to 
understand more 
complex jokes 
can deteriorate 
with age. That's 
the conclusion of 
a recent study 
published in the 
Journal of the 
logical Society. 
The elderly still 
appreciate a 
good joke, they 
found, but they 
may not get the 
punch line as 

lines to complete jokes and in 
selecting a funny cartoon from 
among an array of cartoons. The 
researchers suggested the trou- 
ble might lie in the right frontal 
lobe area — the area neurolo- 
gists say is critical to recognizing 
a joke — and the aging process. 

However, the researchers also 
said it is possible the elderly sim- 
ply did not find some of the 
punch lines as funny as younger 
people did. 

Maybe the sense of humor 
does go with age. Experience, 
though, suggests something 
slightly different: It changes. 
What struck you as hilarious at 
15 is not so funny at 35, or 55. 
(Case in point: Woody Allen.) 

The appreciation for slapstick 
wanes, in favor of a new respect 
for the well-turned phrase, the 
ironic aside, the perfect stiletto of 
a riposte. With age also comes 
the increased ability to laugh at 
oneself, invaluable in the pursuit 
of happiness and a longer life. 

So maybe seniors don't always 
get the punch line. But maybe 
that's because the birds were 
always earing the seed. 


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An immigrant nation shouldn't be globally ignoran 

and dec 
the hard 

By Sharon Altaras 

The Seattle Times/NEXT 

I started taking international- 
studies classes at the University 
of Washington during the fall of 
2001 because I felt like I was 
behind. And in a sense, I was. I 
had traveled out of the country 
just once, briefly. My high 
school exposure to world histo- 
ry and affairs had been mini- 
mal. The only foreign language I 
could barely speak was French. 

In a world of terrorism 
digests, currency fluctuations 
and digitized cross-cultural 
interactions, I craved the infor- 
mation that would make me a 
more competitive, or even just 
more aware, citizen. 

But my decision to forgo 
majoring in international stud- 
ies came about for different rea- 
sons. In short, I felt what was 
being offered to me in terms of 
complex academic theory had 
not been preceded by enough 
basic anthropological and geo- 
graphical instruction to make it 
seem relevant. 

"Global education" is often 

geared toward elites: those 
lucky college students whose 
families vacation in Europe and 
South America, who were sent 
to preparatory high schools and 
tutored in other languages. 

For the rest of us, dealing 
with community poverty or the 
politics of a 9-to-5 job or the 
inner workings of the European 
Union seem to be far-off, if 
glamorous, concerns. 

Yet, in the changing environ- 
ment we live in, where technol- 
ogy blurs the borders of nation- 
states and international trade 
agreements affect even domes- 
tic-service workers, the failure 
to educate all elementary and 
high school students about such 
affairs hinges on discrimination. 

Those who understand how 
to navigate in an increasingly 
complex and interdependent 
world will be most successful in 
the future. 

At a Philanthropy Northwest 
members briefing last week, 
representatives from several 
local foundations discussed 
ways to increase global educa- 
tion in public schools. Guest 

speaker Nancy Bacon, vice pres- 
ident and director of education- 
al programs for the World 
Affairs Council in Seattle, 
acknowledged that currently 
there is no statewide assessment 
tool to measure social-science 
knowledge among students. 

Not only does this mean that 
studying other countries loses 
priority, it can also be focused 
on more heavily in some schools 
than in others. 

The irony is that the students 
who tend to receive better 
instruction are often privileged 
and white. However, as Phil- 
anthropy Northwest member 
and executive director of the 
Russell Family Foundation, 
Richard Wu, suggested: Refugee 
children in poor neighborhoods 
have much to teach their peers 
about international relations. 

Indeed, because we live in a 
country of immigrants, Amer- 
icans have more at stake in 
globalism than initially appar- 

This September, Cleveland 
High School split into four 
smaller academies, funded in 

part by the Bill and MelirJ 
Gates Foundation. Students i 
the brand new School for Gloty 
Studies will be required to lean 
a second language and wj 
study international culture anj 
politics. For these participant 
it is a step in the right directioj 

But by promoting hands-d 
experiences in classrooJ 
everywhere, such as forem 
films, guest speakers, diveral 
clubs and exchanges, more sti 
dents will become engaged wil 
global affairs early on. 

Then, once they get to colled 
they will be ready and willingj 
tackle theories about econonl 
development and political stj 
bility. And the lack of knoll 
edge that Americans possdj 
regarding other cultures an 
international events will dimil 
ish — as will the informatiof 
gap here at home. 

Sharon Altaras is a writer ft 
NEXT, a Sunday opinion page j 
The Seattle Times, and a 20ffl 
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By Scott Molski 
and Silvio Laccetti 

KRT Campus 

Recent developments indicate 
that Americans are spending the 
majority of their time in "tech- 
nology advancement," while 
neglecting social and cultural 
progress. We create too many 
gizmos and not enough new 
cultural forms and institutions 
to improve the lot of humanity. 

In order to achieve a better 
social product — society — we 
need two things: creativity and 
the leisure time in which to 
develop or exercise it. Behind 
the situation are some paradox- 
es regarding work, productivity 
and leisure. 

Is the typical American over- 
worked? One side argues that 
the average workweek has 
steadily increased for both 
white- and blue-collar workers. 
They say Americans take fewer 
days off per year than workers 
in any other industrial country, 
and that this situation is forced 
upon the American worker. 

The other side presents labor 
statistics to show that the aver- 
age workweek has remained 
fairly constant over the last 40 
years. And, where the work- 
week has increased for certain 
individuals, it has been by 
choice: the typical American 
worker wants more hours 
because it means more pay or 
career advancement. 

Ironically, in the workplace 

we are increasingly productive 
and innovative. The U.S. gov- 
ernment tracks worker produc- 
tivity, which has hit record lev- 
els recently, according to the 
Labor Department. With greater 
productivity, one might think 
that there is more leisure time, 
but there isn't. 

The importance of creative 
leisure time was made abun- 
dantly clear by the ancient 
Greeks. They astounded their 
world with creations that are 
the very foundation of our 
Western Civilization. From 
their surplus of leisure came 
totally new forms and concepts: 
democracy, philosophy, natura- 
listic art and literature. 

What do we do with our 

According to a 2002 Harris 
Preference Poll, Americans have 
about 20 hours per week to pur- 
sue leisure activities, an amount 
largely unchanged since 1989. 
American adults indicated read- 
ing (26 percent) as one of their 
top two or three leisure time 
activities (respondents could 
name up to three activities). 
Other top activities were watch- 
ing TV (15 percent), spending 
time with family (11 percent), 
fishing (8 percent), gardening (8 
percent), playing team sports (7 
percent), going to the movies (6 
percent), and swimming and 
golf (5 percent each). Painting 
and writing were 2 percent and 
1 percent each, respectively. 

What conclusions can be 

drawn from this survey? 
Reading is an encouraging sign, 
depending of course on what is 
being read! Otherwise, the poll 
shows that Americans are 
involved in mentally passive 

Americans are spending their 
leisure time mostly entertaining 
themselves. Very few are creat- 
ing or discussing ideas, are 
thinking about society and the 
future, or are coming into con- 
tact with others who should be 
doing the same thing. What to 

In light of Sept. 11, our society 
needs more interaction and 
exchange of ideas in our various 
groups and communities. We 
know the impact the Internet 
has had on technological dis- 
course and development. We 
must also be aware of the 
impact it can have in promoting 
American social progress. 

Lately, political candidates 
like Howard Dean, former gov- 
ernor of Vermont, have realized 
the Internet's potential for polit- 
ical organization. Other things 
can and must be done in this 
electronic environment where 
any one person can found a 
non-governmental organization 
with every hope of attracting 
attention to their cause. 
Technology can be a major aid 
in socially constructive leisure. 

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important. People will never be 
able to function at their mental 
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Staff Writer 

If there was one word that 
could perfectly describe Jack 
Black's latest venture into the 
world of cinema, it would be 

In "School of Rock", Black 
plays Dewey Finn, a wanna-be 
rocker who has been thrown out 
of the band that he created. Finn 
winds up posing as his room- 
mate in order to get a job as a 
substitute teacher at a presti- 
gious prep school. Finn soon 
realizes that he is teaching a 
class full of musical prodigies 
and decides to transform the 
dassically trained children into 
the hardest rockin' group since 
the Sex Pistols. After their trans- 
formation, Finn enters the group 
in a battle of the bands contest in 
the hopes of showing up his 
own band. Finn has to do all of 
this quietly though, so the 
uptight principal of the school, 
hysterically portrayed by Joan 
Cusack, doesn't catch him. 

A big round of applause must 
be awarded to everyone 
enrolled in the "School of Rock." 
They were able to turn a pretty 
simple plot into the most enter- 
taining 90 minutes of movie 
making to come out this year. 
Not only is Black's performance 
as Dewey hilarious, but it also 
comes off as extremely passion- 
ate and shows a sincere side that 
one may have never known 
existed in Jack Black. 

But what makes the movie 
even more impressive are the 
performances of the children. In 
the film, the 10-year-old kids are 
able to play their own instru- 
ments. When's the last time you 
saw Britney Spears picking up a 
bass guitar? 

I'm hoping that people aren't 
scared away from this movie 
because they think it's a kid 
movie. Sure, it's a kid movie, but 
it's for the kid that still lives in 
all of us. This movie is for any- 
one that ever had a dream and 
had enough courage to stick it to 
the man that stood in front of 
that dream. 

I'm going to make a bold pre- 
diction and say that "School of 
Rock" will be responsible for 
music over the next few years 
because there will be many peo- 
ple who walk out of that movie 
theater with no other desire but 
to form a band and pay homage 
t° the rock gods that came 
before them. 

"School of Rock" is the epito- 
m e of a feel good movie, and it 
is something that you can enjoy 
0v er and over again. If you want 
to spend your hard-earned $6 on 
something that's actually worth 
* I command you to see this 


Tartuffe' is 
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The Northwestern Theatre depart- 
ment presents "Tartuffe" scheduled 
tor October 16-18 beginning at 7:30 


Admission is $5.00 to the public 
**J free with student ID. For more 
formation, call 357-5744. 

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Josts Harvest 

, ^e Cane River Green Market will 
°' d its annual Harvest Celebration 
° n Saturday, Oct. 11 from 9 a.m.-l p.m. 

Reshments, live music and other 
5ct i v ites will be available. 
Sf^° r more information contact Main 
jg^t Manager Courtney Homsby at 

Teacher Assistant Catherine Coutee (center) helps students Jackson Buhr (left) and Ethan Burkhalter (right) read a book. 

Cheryl Thompson/the Current Sauce 

NSU assists single parents 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions Editor 
and Christal Navarre 

Staff writer 

Finding proper child care and 
other assistance is important to 
single parents. 

Head Start is available on-cam- 
pus for single or married parents 
attending Northwestern. 
According to the Head Start 
brochure , the program's mission 
statement is "to provide the high- 
est level of educational services to 
eligible children and their families 
in improving their quality of life." 

Patricia Taylor, director of Head 
Start, said the idea for starting the 
program on NSU's campus was to 
provide childcare for student's 
children where students could 
visit their children between class- 
es. In turn, parents get involved 
with the program by volunteering 
hours of service in the classroom. 
With volunteers and four full time 
staff members the child / teacher 
ratio is 8-to-l. 

Debra Jo Hailey, the center 
supervisor said, "We encourage 
parents to participate through vol- 
unteering, and this is their way of 
paying the program back." 

Not only does the program 
allow the parents to participate in 
their children's education, it also 
provides counseling for parents. 
Head Start has had various speak- 
ers come to talk about different 
issues including mental health and 
saving for a child's education. 

"Through Head Start, parents 
can gain self-confidence, learn 
more about children and improve 
their quality of life," Harley said. 

The program can also help par- 
ents get food stamps and find jobs. 

Head Start is free but cannot 
take in every child. Families must 
meet certain requirements in order 
for a child to be accepted. Taylor 
said the program looks at the par- 
ent's income, the needs of the fam- 
ily and the ages of the children. 

Head Start only accepts children 
between the ages of three and four, 
with preference given to four-year- 
olds because there are limited 
openings, and the program is 
geared towards preparing children 
for Kindergarten. The program can 
only take up to 32 kids, which is at 
the moment full with 15 three- 
year-olds, and 17 four-year-olds. 

"Generally students with finan- 
cial aid qualify for the program," 
Hailey said. 

Head Start also encourages its 

Need a referral? 

The NSU Child and Family Network Training of Shreveport helps 
parents select proper day cares and other assistance. 

• Referrals cover Alexandria to 

• Service helps parents find 
proper day care, either class 
A (receives government 
funding) or class B (non-gov- 

ernment funding) within a 
5 miles of their home or 

Helps qualifies parents for 
child care assistance 
Phone: 800-796-9080 


Source: Sheri Cox, Resource and Referral Childcare of NSU Child and Family Network Training 

employees. Student teachers train 
through the program, and all 
employed staff members are 
required to continue their educa- 
tion while working for the pro- 
gram. Head Start encourages - 
employee's to seek grants to help 
finance their education, and, if 
needed, will pay for the employees 
to continue their educations. 

Located near the behind the 
NSU Elementary Lab School, Head 
Start is open from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 
p.m. There is no transportation 
system for the program so parents 
must drop off and pick up their 
children. The latest time to drop 
off a child is 9 a.m. Head Start 
works with the public school sys- 
tem to helps keep the children up- 
to-date with their shots and physi- 

cals required for elementary 

The Women's Resource Center, 
located across from Campus 
Corner and behind the Baptist 
Collegian Ministry, is open on 
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and 
Thursdays from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
You can call, make an appointment 
or just walk in. Beverly Broadway, 
a volunteer counselor and the 
abstinence coordinator, said a fair 
amount of women they see are col- 
lege students. 

At The Center a person can 
receive counseling for anything, 
including pregnancy. Broadway 
said that most of the women they 
see concerning pregnancy are 

■ See Assist, page 6 

Meeting this year's Mr. and Ms. NSU 

By Callie Reames 

Staff writer 

That afternoon, she anxiously 
waited at home. He played golf 
with a friend and fellow candi- 
date. Their waiting and wonder- 
ing styles were different, but 
they finished the day alike — as 
2003-2004's Mr. and Ms. NSU. 

Jessica Breaux said she would 
not go to school the day the vot- 
ing results were released. 

"I was at home with friends," 
she said. "I was super nervous." 

Being voted Ms. NSU this year 
was an honor for Breaux, who is 
a senior public relations major. 

"It was something that I had 
always aspired to, so I was really 
nervous about it," Breaux said. 

Breaux came to NSU from 
Raceland, La., a small town near 

"I came here for a campus tour, 
and I just fell in love with the 
campus," Breaux said. 

Breaux is a member of Phi Mu 
sorority, the Student Activities 
Board, Greek council and the 
Purple Jackets. She and Mr. NSU 
Dustin Matthews are in Order of 
Omega, a Greek honor society, 
and are two-year veterans of the 
Freshman Connection program. 

Matthews played golf the same 
afternoon Breaux tensely passed 
the time at her house. He and 
another candidate for Mr. NSU, 
Michael Johnson, waited until 
after their game to find out who 

"We were both supporting 

each other," Matthews said. 
Matthews is president of Sigma 
Nu fraternity and has been 
involved with the SGA. 

Natchitoches was the perfect 
location for college, Matthews 
said about choosing NSU. 

"I just wanted to come to a 
small university," Matthews 

He is from Alexandria, and 
NSU was close enough to come 
home but far enough to have 
separation. He will graduate in 
December with a degree in busi- 
ness administration and a minor 
in marketing. 

The Mr. and Ms. NSU positions 
were decided by an NSU student 
majority vote, including a run- 
off election that narrowed the list 
of candidates from dozens to just 

Mr. and Ms. NSU will be pre- 
sented at the NSU Homecoming 
football game against Stephen F. 

Mr. and Ms. NSU will also 
speak at the December and May 
graduation ceremonies. 

"I guess I'll just encourage 
everyone to go out there and do 
what they can," Matthews said. 

Matthews plans on going into 
some kind of sales when he grad- 
uates and is starting to interview 
for jobs. 

Breaux will be a traveling Phi 
Mu sorority consultant for one 
year after she graduates, and 
then she plans on going to grad- 
uate school for public relations 
or marketing. 

Chris Reich / the Current Sauce 
Dustin Matthews (left) and Jessica Breaux are all smiles after being elected 
2003-2004 Mr. and Ms. NSU. 


Janie Warren 


As the cooler season 
approaches, our skin becomes 
harder to figure out? Don't you 

No matter what type of skin 
you have (oily, dry, combina- 
tion) weather changes can 
sometimes bring out the best or 

The most important thing to 
remember is that there are 
products out there for any and 
every kind of skin type. Many 
don't realize that the types of 
lotions and cleansers used on 
the face and body during the 
spring and summer should be 
swapped with more appropri- 
ate ones for the fall and winter. 

For oily skin: Stick to oil-free 
cleansers with very little or no 
fragrance. Use an oil-free lotion 
for the face in the morning and 
a more cream-based lotion at 
night. You will find that your 
face will be less prone to 
becoming shiny during the day, 
and you will not see those dry, 
patchy spots. Ladies: for 
extremely oily skin, try using 
an oil mattifier. It is a wonder- 
ful cure for oily T-zones! 

For dry skin: Moisturizing 
cleansers are best to use for dry 
skin. Look for moisturizers 
made especially for dry skin, 
and if you still experience dry 
spots, try 100 percent cocoa but- 
ter lotion, cream, or even the 
cocoa butter stick. It's a great 
moisturizer and it fades blem- 

For combination skin: It is 
best to use an oil-free cleanser 
and a moisturizer for combina- 
tion skin. Again, ladies, for 
those problem areas, use an oil 

Helpful hints: Remember: 
Using products that contain 
vitamin E and sunscreen year 
round will slow the aging 
process and keep you looking 
younger, longer. 

- Vitamin E tablets are won- 
derful skin supplements. For 
blemishes or problem areas, 
pop a Vitamin E pill, or better 
yet, crack it open and put it 
directly on your skin. 

Vitamins strictly for the face 
are now available at any local 
stores. They contain a variety of 
supplements used to keep the 
skin looking healthy. 

Taking care of your skin is so 
important... it's simply another 
tactic in completing your mag- 
nificent look! 

]anie Warren is a senior journal- 
ism major. Her column appear 
every other week in the Diversions 

Reviews of 
video game 

By Billy O'Keefe 

Knight Ridder 
Tribune News Service 


For GameCube, XBox and PS2 

From: VU Games 

The next edition of "Grand Theft 
Auto" has arrived earlier than any- 
one expected, thanks to the most 
unlikely of benefactors: the 
Simpson family. 

For as long as anyone can 
remember, "Simpsons" video 
games have followed a formula: 
Take a popular game, shamelessly 
rip off everything that's popular 
about it, throw in references to the 
show, and somehow turn all this 
goodness into a lousy game. "The 
Simpsons: Hit & Run" follows the 
first three steps to a T. Yet some- 
how, despite stealing from what is 
one of the most dynamic and com- 
plex games of the current genera- 
tion, it actually succeeds this time. 

For "Simpsons" fans, this is 
■ See Games, page 6 


Diversions — the Current Sauce — Thursday, October 9. 2003 

Coming next week 
in Diversions: 





Starting Thi 

Cinema IV 

Movie Line: 


Oct. 10 - 16, 2003 

Good Boy - PG 

Sat & Sun 

2 p.m. 4:15 p.m 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

Mon - Fri 

7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

School of Rock - PG-13 

Sat & Sun 

2 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

Mon - Fri 

7 p.m 9:30 p.m. 

Underworld - R 

Sat & Sun 

4:15 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

Mon - Fri 

9:30 p.m. 

Out of time - PG-13 

Sat & Sun 

1:45 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 

Mon - Fri 

6:55 p.m. 

The Fightin g Tem ptations - PG-13 

Sat & Sun 

1:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 
Mon - Fri 

6:55 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

Jp^f- Tuesday 
NSU Night 

Students & Faculty bring 
your NSU ID 

either afraid or unable to afford a 
pregnancy test. Broadway said 
that the pregnancy tests are self- 
administered because none of the 
volunteers are certified to admin- 
ister them. For this reason the cen- 
ter will provide information on 
STDs and birth control and where 
to get tested, but does not actually 
do the testing. 

For the pregnant women who 
decide they want to keep their 
baby, there is a variety of help 
available. Along with the counsel- 
ing there are also parenting video- 
tapes for before and after the baby 
is born, information in nutrition 
and health through the pregnancy 
baby clothes that go up to 3T, and 
even diapers. For women who 
decide not to keep their babies, the 
center provides counseling and 
information on other options. 

And for those who may be won- 
dering, everything is anonymous 
and confidential. No names are 
used, not even in the filing system, 
which is coded for privacy. 

"That is a prime concern, their 
privacy," Broadway said. 

Broadway explained that the 
center moved because their pres- 
ent location is more private than 
where it was located before on the 
Hwy. 1 South. Age is also not a 
problem; even girls under the age 
of 18 can come in for help. 
Broadway said that there is no 
need for parental permission if the 
situation was between two con- 
senting adults. However, if the 
client is under 18, and child or sex- 
ual abuse is involved, the center 
will report it. 

Courtney Rusk and Tiffany 
Pennison are working on a class 
project to propose that NSU build 
a day care center on campus. 

"With enrollment continuing to 
grow, this was a problem that we 
felt needed to be solved," 
Pennison said. 

The group has developed a web- 
site to evaluate the need of the stu- 
dent body for a day care center. 
Rusk said the website will have a 
survey that is scheduled run until 
November. For more information, 
email the group at nsudaycarepro- 

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'Underworld' revamps myths with some success 

By Christal Navarre 

Staff Writer 

Forget Sunnydale and Buffy's 
medieval weaponry, "Under- 
world" takes vampires and were- 
wolves into the new millennium. 

It's present-day Europe, and 
there is a centuries-old war 
between vampires and were- 
wolves still being fought. Selene 
(Kate Beckinsale) is a vampire 
warrior with a six-century-old 
personal vendetta against were- 
wolves, fighting with her coven 
in a blood feud that has been 
going on for the better half of 
1,000 years. While on a routine 
mission to find and kill were- 
wolves, she discovers that the 
werewolves were tracking a spe- 
cific human, Michael Corvin 
(Scott Speedman) - and not for 
food. Intrigued, Selene goes after 
Michael herself, and the two 

Movie review 

begin a journey that uncovers a 
traitor within her coven, and an 
ultimate goal of the werewolves 
that only brings about more 
questions from Selene's past. 

"Underworld" has something 
for everyone; a tragic love story, 
action packed fight sequences, 
lots of blood, high-tech weapons 
and great special effects. The 
scenery throughout is elegantly 
gothic, and the movie has some 
great writing and acting. What 
could be better? The producers of 
the movie took the time to hire 
actors that are actually from 
Europe to play the characters, so 
the accents are real. 

Since this is a war in present 
day, there simply cannot just be 
wooden stakes and plain silver 
bullets. The vampires, not satis- 
fied with normal silver bullets, 
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silver nitrate, which splatters 
into the blood stream on impact. 

Not to be outdone, the were- 
wolves have found a way to cre- 
ate a compound that is, in 
essence, liquefied sunlight. This 
is then poured into a new type of 
bullet that kills vampires instant- 
ly. And what great action film 
would be complete without guns 
that fired three times the amount 
of bullets they could actually 

If action and cool weapons 
aren't enough to get you to the 
movie, try the special effects. To 
watch a werewolf morph from 
human form into his bestial self 
alone is worth the time and 

The best part of the movie 
would have to be the lack of 
clearly defined good and evil. 
The movie focuses on were- 
wolves and vampires, which in 
our society are both always evil. 

There is only one human 
involved, and he is neither a vil- 
lain nor a hero. Of the vampires 
and werewolves, both have their 
good and bad characteristics, 
and just when you start to root 
for one team and think you have 
it all figured out, you get thrown 
for a loop, and you are back at 
square one without a specific 
group to favor. 

It was a wonderful movie that 
everyone should take the time to 
see, but "Underworld" had a 
couple of things that, even for a 
horror /fantasy film, seemed 
completely unbelievable. Like 
slicing a head in half, and the 
character being able to stand up, 
turn around and draw swords 
before the head falls to 
pieces... or the hurriedly devel- 
oped love story between Selene 
and Michael Corvine. I'd give the 
movie three and a half stars. 


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Crew paddles past competition 

By Patrick Feller 

Staff Writer 

The NSU Crew did well in the 
ea d of the Red competition in 
veport this past weekend but 
ived no recognition for their 
rts due to statistical errors, 
mistake in the recording of 
ia t start times has delayed 
Igults from the event, and there is 
no assurance that results will be 
released at all. At print time no 
official times had been given. 

Crew Vice President Charlie 
Percy said, "The varsity has 
worked really hard and the novice 
too, they can't give medals if they 
don't have times, and if you 
deserve the medal you want it." 

"We were kind of left in the 
dark," said Rich Lynch, the crew's 
travel coordinator. 

Another problem the Head of 
the Red faced was less participa- 
tion than was anticipated. 
Centenary and Southern Meth- 
odist University were the only 
other colleges that sent teams to 

the event, and neither team had 
enough members to challenge 
Northwestern in several events. 

"It was disappointing because 
competition makes you push 
harder and it also makes races 
more fun, so them not showing up 
was disappointing," said Lynch. 
"Overall, it was not very well 

In one of the more notable races 
of the day, Northwestern's varsity 
eight-boat team actually docked 
after their 5k race before any other 
team crossed the finish line. 

"I really would like to see what 
the times were since the varsity 
eight had no competition against 
other schools so the only thing we 
had to go by was our time," said 

The NSU crew's next event is 
the Head of the Tennessee race in 
two weeks. Percy described the 
event as one of the largest races in 
the United States during the fall 

"I don't want to say anything to 
jinx it," Percy said, "but we might 
do something there." 

Thursday, October 9, 2003 — the Current Sauce — Sports 7 

Boston Red Sox vs. New 
York Yankees: priceless 

Soccer tops .500 mark in conference 

Sports Information 

Heather Penico's goal two min- 
Current spates into the game Sunday gave 
Northwestern State goalkeeper 
Nellie Latiolais all the lead she 
needed as the Demons blanked 
5am Houston State 2-0 in 
Southland Conference women's 

Northwestern (5-7 overall, 3-2 in 
the SLC) salted it away with under 

three minutes remaining as Mya 
Walsh scored off an assist by Amy 
Hester in the 87th minute. 
Stephanie Miller had an assist on 
Penico's early goal at the 2:05 

Latiolais notched her fourth 
shutout of the season, recording 
three saves as NSU outshot Sam 
Houston State 21-8. 

NSU vs. TSU 

Texas State's Kendra Kade broke 
a 1-1 tie in the 61st minute on a 
penalty kick as the Bobcats went 

on to defeat Northwestern State 3- 
1 in Southland Conference soccer 
action Friday night. 

Jaynee Sherman put the game 
away with a 71st minute goal to 
give the Bobcats the 3-1 win and to 
complete their revenge of the 
Demons who knocked Texas State 
out of the Southland Conference 
Tournament last season. NSU 
went on to win the tournament 
and advance to the NCAA 

Texas State got on the board first 
on a goal by Allison Crain in the 

31st minute. The Bobcats would 
go in at the half with a 1-0 lead. 
NSU's Jacqui Lawrence scored the 
only goal for the Demons (4-7, 2-2) 
in the 60th minute to knot the 
score at 1-1. 

Texas State, now 3-6-2 overall 
and 3-1 in the league, out-shot the 
Demons 24-18. Tara Powasnik, 
Stephanie Miller and Marliese 
Latiolais each had two shots on 
goal while Lawrence, Hillarie 
Marshall and Brittany Hung each 
had one. 

The Demons play again Friday. 

Murgor wins annual NSU Invitational 

Sports Information 


Northwestern State's Noah 
Murgor pulled away down the 
stretch and posted a 19-second 
victory in the men's race 
Monday while the Louisiana 
Tech men and the Louisiana- 
Lafayette women took team 
titles at the annual NSU 
Invitational cross country meet. 
Murgor covered a hilly 8,400- 
^ , meter path at the Demon Hills 
mp °Golf Course in 26:41.07, outpac- 
ing Carlos Arrizon of Louisiana 
Tech (27:00.26), Feedly Bonneau 
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Louisiana Tech scored in five 
of the first 13 positions to post 
43 points, ahead of ULL (72), 
Northwestern (80), ULM (117), 
Grambling (122), Southern 
(133) and East Texas Baptist 
(230) in the men's race.. 

ULL's Natalie Gills won the 
5,000-meter women's race in 
19:27.47, blowing away the 
field and leading the Lady 
Cajuns to victory in the team 

Jacqualine Byrd of ULM was 
second in 20:05.93 followed by 
ULL's Jennifer Gautreaux in 
20:07.88 and Grambling's 
Hamiyda Sciplo in 20:21.04. 

Northwestern got three top 10 
finishes by Margeaux Fisher 
(seventh, 20:35.00), Abby 
Salomon (eighth, 20:51.58) and 
Jill Schenk (ninth, 21:03.95) but 
was edged by eight points by 
ULL for the team title. 

ULL scored 42 in the women's 
race, trailed by Northwestern 
(50), Grambling (83), ULM (88), 
Southern (113), East Texas 
Baptist (158) and Louisiana 
College (170). 

Rounding out the scoring for 
the Lady Demons were Christy 
Stark (12th, 21:21.62) and 
Lindzie Ledford (14th, 
21:37.00). Also finishing for 
Northwestern were Katy 
Hoffpauir (20th, 22:17.16), 

Leslie Lambert (26th, 23:13.91) 
and Marci Ward (34th, 

Murgor and Chelimo were 
the only top 10 finishers for the 
Northwestern men. Other scor- 
ing runners for NSU were Chris 
Warren (22nd, 29:17.79), Chris 
Groome (26th, 29:47.62) and Jeff 
Parker (33rd, 31:01.99). Also 
competing for the Demons was 
Phillip Hattaway (45th, 

The meet was the only home 
competition of the season for 
the Northwestern teams, who 
run again Oct. 17 at the Pre- 
Conference Meet at Huntsville, 
Texas, site of the SLC 

By Ken Daley 

The Dallas Morning News 

To the rabid baseball fans of the 
Northeast, no other matchup 
would have the same appeal. If 
two American League teams are 
going to engage in a bare-knuckles 
scrap for the right to play in the 
World Series, there could be no 
fiercer combatants than the New 
York Yankees and Boston Red Sox. 

As well it should. The incredible 
devotion of each team's fans and 
their utter antipathy toward each 
other transcends the battle that 
starts with Wednesday night's 
American League Championship 
Series opener at Yankee Stadium. 
One can argue about Cowboys- 
Redskins, Lakers-Celtics and oth- 
ers, but few doubt that Yankees- 
Red Sox is the greatest rivalry in 
professional sports. Especially no 
one in these parts. 

Red Sox president Larry 
Lucchino dubbed the Yankees 
baseball's "evil empire" last winter 
after being outspent for Cuban 
pitcher Jose Contreras. His team 
outscored the Yankees, 109-94, this 
year, but went 9-10 against its chief 

Yankees owner George 
Steinbrenner, for no apparent rea- 
son, issued a statement to the 
media on Monday declaring, "A 
quitter never wins, and a winner 
never quits. For us, winning isn't 
the only thing, it's second to 

Other than that, it's just another 
ballgame, as these teams meet 
with a Series berth at stake for the 
first time since 1999. The Yankees 
knocked the Red Sox out of that 


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ALCS in five games before sweep- 
ing Atlanta for their 25th world 

This delicious showdown came 
to pass only because Boston was 
able to win three straight games 
against Oakland after losing the 
first two in their best-of-5 Division 

But it was a taxing series for the 
Red Sox. They had to use ace 
Pedro Martinez in Monday's fifth 
game, meaning he won't be able to 
pitch until Game 3 and perhaps 
only once in the ALCS. That leaves 
the opener to knuckleball special- 
ist Tim Wakefield, Game 2 to 
Derek Lowe and Game 4 to former 
Rangers right-hander John 
Burkett. The Red Sox also expect to 
be without center fielder Johnny 
Damon, who sustained a severe 
concussion in that finale in 

The Yankees, meanwhile, seem 
to have a huge advantage having 
dispatched of Minnesota on 
Sunday in just four games. Torre 
had the luxury of arranging his 
starting rotation however he liked 
for the ALCS. He chose to keep it 
as it was against the Twins, going 
with Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, 
Roger Clemens and David Wells. 
That quartet gave up only six runs 
in 282/3innings against 

Neither manager said he antici- 
pated needing to explain to play- 
ers the intensity of the next several 

"I'm not going to talk to them 
about it," Red Sox manager Grady 
Little said. "All they have to do is 
walk around the street here and 
get breakfast. They'll know what 
the atmosphere is going to be like." 



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the Current Sauce 

Next week's games (home games in bold): 

— Soccer — 
10/10 vs. MSU — 4 p.m. 
10/12 vs. SFA —1 p.m. 

— Football — 
10/11 vs. SLU — 6 p.m 


10/10 vs. NSU — 7 p.m. 



The Way 
I See It 

A crazy 

Is it just me or has any- 
one else realized that this 
year has been an odd one 
for sports? Things just 
aren't going right this year 
no matter which sport you 

To try to prove my point 
I will start with college 
football. Forget the rest of 
the NCAA; there is 
enough to be said about 
the NSU Demons. 

The Demons are losing 
non-conference games. 
Normally, they play well 
in the early half of the year 
and struggle through con- 
ference games, but not this 

Our big non-conference 
losses usually come to 
obvious teams like the 
University of Georgia 
Bulldogs and the good 
games come against 
Stephen F. Austin and 
McNeese. Our close 
games shouldn't be 
against the University of 
Louisiana at Monroe. 

Last week's 59-0 victory 
over Oklahoma Panhandle 
State is another oddity in 
the Demon football sea- 
son. No one really 
thought that Panhandle 
had a chance, but no one 
knew the game would be 
that big of a blow out. 
Some fans left at half time 
because the win was too 

Now if we were to try 
and look at the NFL, we 
could easily miss it and 
see Major League 
Baseball. That's because 
NOTHING is going on in 
the NFL! This season of 
football is so depressing 
and weird that I find 
myself playing tennis on 
Sundays rather than 
watching football. 

I'm not even a fan of 
tennis. It's just something 
to do! 

However, I will admit 
that the Indianapolis 
Colts' comeback victory 
against the Tampa Bay 
Buccaneers was amazing 
and most satisfying to my 
inner Saints fan. 

But it's just crazy how 
eye-peeling the MLB play- 
offs have been this year. 
Teams that haven't been 
there in years are in along 
with teams that are always 

Come on people, you 
know I'm talking about 
the Yankees. All I'm going 
to say about them is that 
they are just like Aramark- 
-no matter how bad you 
hate them, they are always 
there. Thanks Pat! 

The Yankees' opponents 
in the American League 
Conference Series are 
more newsworthy. 

The Boston Red Sox 
deserve to be this far, no 
matter how big of an A's 
fan you may be. The main 
problem for the Red Sox is 
not the Yankees; it's the 
Chicago Cubs. 

The Cubs are trying des- 
perately to make it to the 
World Series, and if they 
have to face the Red Sox 
it's going to be even cra- 

Neither team has won a 
World Series since the 
early 1900's so everyone 
better clear the streets if 
one of them wins. There 
may just be a little rioting 
going on. 

This season just isn't 
right, and if you can make 
any sense of it, you are a 
better person than I am. 
It's one that I can only call 
unusual, but I'm definitely 
enjoying it. 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

The NSU Purple Swarm Defense holds Panhandle State to only one first down — given to the Aggies on the facemask penalty from this pictured play — on Family Day. The 
Demons won the game 59-0 in front of 12,648 at Turpin Stadium. NSU looks to stop the high-powered passing attack of Southeastern at home this Saturday. 


Purple Swarm Defense holds the Aggies to -1 total yards 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

It was a record-breaking 
night Saturday at Turpin 
Stadium. Northwestern 
State's Purple Swarm defense 
held Oklahoma Panhandle 
State to only one first down 
and -1 yards of total offense. 
Both feats are school and 
Southland conference records. 
Also, the NSU offense totaled 
514 yards, and the Demons 
squashed the Aggies 59-0. 

Last week the Demons 
were beaten by underrated 
and perennial division I-AA 
power Northern Iowa. This 
week, the 21-ranked Demons 
took out their frustrations on 
division II OPSU, a 1-4 team 
that features 33 freshmen on 
their 61-man roster. 

The Demons quickly 
showed their superiority after 
kicking the opening kick-off 
to Panhandle State to open 
the game. After a quick three- 
and-out, the Aggies' starting 
quarterback lined up to punt. 

In his only kick of the night 
Ty Sellers shanked one that 
landed only 10 yards beyond 

the line of scrimmage. The 
ball then took a Demon 
bounce back toward the line 
of scrimmage before Sellers 
downed his own punt for a 
net of just five yards. Seven 
plays later the Demons were 
in the endzone. 

The Northwestern State 
offense went on to score on 
their first six possessions, and 
led 42-0 at halftime. The 
monster running back duo 
Derrick Johnese and Shelton 
Sampson led the Demon 

Each back rushed for 121 
yards and three touchdowns. 
Sampson's yards came on just 
11 carries, including a 40-yard 
TD burst, while Johnese 
turned in the relatively work- 
man-like performance on 17 

Part-time quarterback Ryan 
Lewis had a big night as well. 
The freshman got his name in 
the record books by complet- 
ing his first 8 passes of the 

Lewis, who received con- 
siderable playing time in the 
blow out, finished 8-9 with 
128 yards through the air, 
highlighted by a 35 yard TD 

bomb to fellow freshman Ben 
Bailey who was running 
down the visitors' sideline. 
Lewis also added 24 yards on 
three carries. 

Picking out individual stars 
on defense is difficult when 
the entire unit plays so well, 
but stand-out safety Neil 
Ponstein had another big 

Ponstein stayed in the 
opponents' backfield most of 
the game and finished with 
three tackles behind the line 
of scrimmage. 

Head coach Scott Stoker 
and the NSU defensive staff 
brought Ponstein and his 
teammates in the defensive 
backfield up to the line of 
scrimmage, playing eight and 
nine defenders in the box 
much of the night to disrupt 
the Aggies' offense. 

Linebacker Jamal Johnson, 
the SLCs leading tackier, and 
defensive tackle Corey 
Mistric were also very active 
on defense and laid numer- 
ous big hits on Aggie ball car- 

The Demon reserves were 
impressive again, as NSU 
gave the home crowd of 

12,648 another big win. 

Almost every Demon on 
the depth chart saw some 
action, with the first wave of 
substitutions coming with 
about four minutes left in the 
second quarter. 

Again, the Demons' sec- 
ond-team defense, led by 
Cory Bell, Brad Parmley and 
freshman Ed Queen, showed 
themselves to be almost as 
fast and physical as the 

With the exception of a cou- 
ple of series, the starters sat 
out in the second half, yet 
OPSU tallied -13 yards of 
offense in the 3rd and 4th 

This Saturday the Demons 
will play host to Southeastern 
Louisiana, a team in the midst 
of a four- game losing streak. 
The SLU Lions are fielding 
their first football team since 
1985 and are currently 2-4. 

Next week's battle will be 
the last tune-up opportunity 
for the 4-2 Northwestern State 
team. The Demons open SLC 
conference play on October 18 
when they travel to San 
Marcos to take on the Texas 
State Bobcats. 

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Players of 
the week 

Southland Conference 

• Senior Safety Neil 
Ponstein led all Demons 
with seven tackles. 
Ponstein had three tack- 
les for lost yards (-9). 

• Junior tailback Shelton 
Sampson ran for 121 
yards on 11 carries. 
Sampson had three 
touchdowns including a 
40-yard scamper, a 13- 
yard run and a 1-yard 
dive in NSU's win. 

Sports Information: 

Volleyball loses to Stephen F. Austin in five 

Sports Information 

It seems the same story 
about losing in five games 
has been read to the 
Northwestern State Lady 
Demon volleyball team most 
of the season. That story was 
reread Tuesday night as the 
Lady Demons dropped a 3-2 
decision to Stephen E Austin 
in Southland Conference 
action at Prather Coliseum. 

NSU (8-10, 3-4) alternated 
wins, taking the first game 
34-32, falling 30-25 in game 
two but rebounding to take 
game three 30-27. Everything 
seemed fine for the Lady 
Demons in game four after 
taking a 7-2 lead early on 
then upping it to 10-5. 

However, SFA responded 
with clutch hitting to pull out 
a 30-27 win and force the 
Lady Demons into their sev- 
enth five-set match of the 
season. The Lady Demons 
fall to 2-5 in five-game 
matches on the season. 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Services 

Flavia Belo sets up Shannon Puder for the kill against SFA on 
Tuesday at Prather Coliseum. NSU lost the game 3-2. 

The fifth game was all 
Ladyjacks as they rolled to a 
15-5 win to take the match. 

SFA improves to 8-11 overall 
and 4-4 with the win. 
Five NSU players scored 

double-figures in kills while 
four players recorded dou- 
ble-doubles on the night. 

Becky David led the team 
with 22 kills. She also had 12 
digs on the night. Priscila 
Augusto finished with 17 
kills and 13 digs while 
Evelyn Getzen recorded 13 
kills and 11 digs. Flavia Belo 
had a double-double with 10 
digs and 63 assists. Beth 
Freeland added 12 kills and a 
game-high .391 hitting per- 
centage while Shannon 
Puder finished with 11 kills. 
Cathy Herring contributed 
with a team-high 16 digs. 

NSU hit .225 for the night, 
12 points better than their 
average. However, it was 
SFA's .301 team hitting that 
was able to put the Lady 
Demons away midway 
through the fourth game and 
all of the fifth, where they hit 
.529 for the game. 

Lauren Stevens and 
Brittany Burton led the 
Ladyjacks with 18 kills each 
while Stephanie Figgers had 
a match-high 29 digs. 

Northwestern State will 
return to action on Friday 
when they host Nicholls 
State in a 7 p.m. match at 
Prather Coliseum. They'll 
follow that up with a 2 p.m. 
contest against Southeastern 
Louisiana on Saturday. 

NSU vs. LSU 

It took five games, but the 
Northwestern State Demons 
held on to defeat the Lamar 
Cardinals for the first time in 
school history, 3-2 here 
Saturday afternoon in 
Southland Conference 

Four Lady Demons scored 
double-figures in kills with 
Priscila Augusto leading the 
team with 22. She also picked 
up her eighth double-double 
of the season with 13 digs. 
Latoya Sanders had a dou- 
ble-double with 17 kills and 
10 digs while Becky David 
spiked down 13 kills fol- 
lowed by Beth Freeland with 
12. Flavia Belo earned a dou- 
ble-double with a team-high 
59 kills and 18 digs. 


NCAA Box Score 

NSU Soccer (5-7, 3- 
Home Game 

Sept. 28, 2003 
Northwestern State v; 

Sam Houston State (3-9 


Goals by Period 

1 2 Final 
NSU 112 


Key Player: 
Nellie Latiolais 
Fourth shutout of the 

Junior goalkeeper 

Oct. 3. 2003 

Northwestern State vs. 
Texas State (4-6-2) 

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Key Player: 
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Sophomore setter 

Oct. 7, 2003 

Northwestern State vs, 
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Score by Games 

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Score by Games 

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LSU 30 22 30 29 11 

Northwestern State vs, 
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Two arrested on campus 
with marijuana 

On Monday, police officers responding to a complaint 
of students drinking alcohol in the Iberville parking lot 
arrested two men suspected of marijuana-related 

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made and a search of the vehicle was conducted. 

Danzale Alexander and Billy Ray Garrett, Jr. have been 
charged with possession of marijuana with intent to dis- 
tribute. Garrett was also charged with possession of a 
prescribed narcotic that was not his and possession of 
alcoholic beverages by a person under the age of 21. 

Both men are being held at the Natchitoches Parish 
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Scholarship for veterans 
names first recipient 

The Gladys Williams and Leonard W. Farr Memorial 
Endowed Scholarship's first recipient is Daniel King of 
Flatwoods, La. He is receiving $250 per semester, but 
Gustwick said that hopefully the scholarship's value will 
increase to $5,000 per year in the near future. 

"That way we could either give one scholarship worth, 
that much or we could give two or three, and divide 
that amount up," Director of Institutional Advancement 
Tony Gustwick said. 

Gustwick said that an anonymous donor who has 
promised at least $100,000 over the next three years 
to fund the scholarship contacted the NSU Foundation 
after learning about Williams and Farr, who attended 
NSU after World War II. Farr was a veteran struggling 
to make his way through college on the GI Bill, and 
Williams was his wife. They had two children. 

The scholarship is available to married veterans who 
have received an honorable discharge from any branch 
°f the military. Priority will go to students with children. 
The scholarship lasts for one year, after which time 
recipients can reapply. 

Students interested in applying for the scholarship 
should visit the NSU Foundation office in the Alumni 
Center or call 357-4414 to receive more information. 

Kyle Shirley 

Little planned for Oprah Day 

Saturday may be Oprah Winfrey Day at NSU, but that 
d °es not mean that the talk show host will be visiting 
again any time soon. 

The SGA voted last fall to designate Oct. 18 as Oprah 
Da V in light of her visit to Natchitoches. Dustin Floyd, 
w ho proposed the proclamation of having a day to 
c °rnmemorate the visit, said that he did it "as a nicety 
m °re than anything else." 

"Out of anything at NSU -or in Natchitoches, it was the 
bl 9gest thing to happen," Floyd said. 

Businesses on Front Street also felt the impact of the 
Celebrity visit. Many tourists have come to Natchitoches 
because of the publicity that the town received. 

"We've had people come in and say that they came in 
be «use they heard it on Oprah," said Tody Stephens, 
° w ner of Gifts Galore and More on St. Denis street. 

F| °yd says that he has sent two letters to Oprah and 
has not yet had any response to the invitation to come 
bac k to Natchitoches to celebrate Oprah Day. Floyd 
p 'ans to host an Oprah look-a-like contest at the pub in 
the Ramada Inn on Saturday at 10 p.m. 

Katie Durio 

What's Next Week? 


s ° what if they were just gone a week? 

The football team's 
coming home! Party! 

housing plan 
awaits funds 

Long-discussed plan 
for on-campus Greek 
and organizational 
homes on hold 
for now. 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

Students aren't the only 
ones waiting for checks in 
the mail before making 
some important purchases. 
The University is expecting 
a couple checks of its own 
to pay for the development 
of new on-campus organi- 
zational housing. 

For about six years, Uni- 
versity officials have dis- 
cussed a new organization- 
al housing project on cam- 

The proposed organiza- 
tional housing row would 
be located between the 
Kappa Sigma fraternity 
house on Jefferson Street 
and where Tarleton Drive 
meets Chaplain's Lake. 

"We're getting close," 
Robert Crew, assistant to 
the University president, 

Crew said the only 
developmental hindrance 
is funding. 

"We're waiting for the 
checks on two pieces of 
property we sold," Crew 

The University sold land 
on University Parkway, 
across the street from the 
west end of campus, to the 

City of Natchitoches for a 
new Emergency Medical 
Services station. The ad- 
joining piece of sold land is 
the future home of Frog 
Pond Apartments, an 
apartment community set 
to open in fall 2004. 

Vice President of Student 
Affairs Dan Seymour said 
that putting the water and 
electricity in place for the 
houses would be funded 
by the property sale 

"We've been waiting for 
the check for months," Sey- 
mour said. 

The next step, after set- 
ting up the water and elec- 
tricity infrastructure, 
would be meeting with 
other university officials to 
discuss the use of the land. 

Seymour said there have 
been planning meetings in 
the past about this project, 
and the proposed plots of 
land would include several 
on the lakeside of Jefferson 
Street and a few in the 
region of the Tarleton and 
Jefferson intersection. He 
said that there would be 
about ten lots available to 

Seymour and Crew said 
that deciding which frater- 
nities or sororities can 
build on the new housing 
row will be random, but 
the lots are for all organiza- 

"It's not a Greek row. It's 
an organizational row," 
Seymour said. 

The only non-Greek 
organizations that Sey- 
■ See Row, page 2 

Cheryl Thompson / the Cirrent Sauce 
A student walks past the Long Purple Line on the second floor of the Student Union. 

Purple Line inductees 
come well-qualified 

By Derrick Doyie 

Staff Writer 

Five NSU alumni will be 
inducted into the NSU Hall 
of Distinction, the Long 
Purple Line, on Friday 
evening during the Home- 
coming Banquet in Fried- 
man Student Union as a 
part of NSU's Homecoming 

The inductees are U.S. 
Army Space and Missile 
Defense Lt. Gen. Joseph M. 
Cosumano, Jr., Crawford & 
Company CEO Grover 
Davis, Pulitzer-prize-win- 
ning journalist Gary Fields, 
government attorney The- 
odore "Ted" L. Jones and 
University of Arkansas 
nursing professor Patricia 

The alumni will be 
inducted into the Long Pur- 
ple Line during the Home- 
coming banquet at 7 p.m. 
on Friday. A reception will 
be held at 6:30 p.m. in the 
Student Union lobby to 
meet the inductees before 
the banquet. 

Cosumano has been com- 
manding general of the U.S 
Army Space and Missile 
Defense Command and U.S. 
Army Space Command 
since April 2001. Cosumano 
has held numerous military 
positions including chief of 
the Air and Missile Defense 
Division, office of the 
deputy chief of staff for 
operations in the Depart- 
ment of the Army. 
Cosumano earned a bache- 
lor's and master's degree in 
industrial technology from 

Tometrius Greer, a senior 
in ROTC majoring in politi- 
cal science, said, "It feels 
good to see someone of his 
stature in the military being 
recognized, and to know he 
came from NSU makes me 
even prouder." 

Davis is chairman and 
chief executive officer of 
Crawford & Company, the 
world's largest independ- 
ent provider of diversified 
services to insurance com- 
panies, self-insured corpo- 
rations and governmental 
entities. Davis joined Craw- 

SGA focuses on internal matters 

Proposal to combine 
treasurer, administrative 
assistant positions sent 
to committee. 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The SGA presented a bill 
Monday night that would, 
revise the SGA by-laws to 
implement consequences 
for senators who leave 
weekly meetings early. 

According to the bill, 
which will be voted on at 
the next Monday meeting, 
there is currently nothing 
in the by-laws discourag- 
ing senators from leaving 

If the bill is approved by 
a student referendum, 
senators who are absent or 
leave meetings before they 
are officially adjourned 
twice in a semester with- 
out approved excuses 

could be removed from 
office with a two-thirds 
vote of the entire Senate. 

The SGA met Monday to 
discuss two bills and con- 
sider SGA President Greg 
Comeaux's appointments 
for senator-at-large seats. 

The first bill proposed 
combining the offices of 
SGA secretary and treas- 
urer into one position. 

According to the bill, the 
SGA treasurer is currently 
given half of a full-time 
scholarship, and the SGA 
secretary receives a stu- 
dent worker paycheck out 
of the SGA budget for 35 
hours per month. The bill 
proposes that the duties of 
the secretary be added to 
the position of the treasur- 
er, who would continue to 
receive half of a full-time 
scholarship. The student 
worker position would no 
longer exist. 

At the meeting, the bill's 
sponsor, Senator Alan 
Sypert, reminded the sen- 
ate that the student bodv 

would ultimately approve 
or disapprove of this deci- 
sion in the spring 2004 

"If the SGA passes this, 
it won't take effect. It will 
go to the students," Sypert 

With little discussion, 
however, the senate voted 
to refer the bill to the 
Internal Affairs Commit- 
tee for further review. 

The second bill dis- 
cussed at Monday's meet- 
ing proposed another by- 
law revision. 

Currently, the SGA by- 
laws contain the phrase, 
"to oversee the 'SGA 
Radio Show' during the 
course of the semester." 
According to the bill, this 
phrase suggests that a 
radio show is or shall be 
provided for the SGA, and 
it places an expectation on 
the campus media to 
require KNWD to provide 
a time slot for the show. 
The bill proposed chang- 
ing the phrase to, "to 

obtain a weekly timeslot 
for the 'SGA Radio Show,' 
if a time slot is available". 
The bill passed in the sen- 

Also, the presidential 
appointments of sopho- 
mores Jefferey Bergeron 
and Matthew Burrough to 
senator-at-large seats were 
both unanimously ap- 
proved by the senate. 

Next week, the SGA will 
also be voting on a resolu- 
tion concerning cracked 
concrete near the north 
entrance of the Student 

The resolution states 
that wheelchairs and other 
wheeled objects must pass 
over this concrete, and the 
University should use any 
means at its disposal to 
repair it. 

The SGA senate meets 
Monday nights at 7 p.m. in 
the Student Union's Cane 
River Room. Meetings are 
open to the student body. 

ford & Company as an 
insurance adjuster in 1976. 
Davis was named president 
and chief operating officer 
in 1999. 

Fields is a reporter for the 
Wall Street Journal. His con- 
tributions to stories in the 
Journal that ran on Sept. 12, 
2001, helped win the paper 
the Pulitzer Prize for break- 
ing news. In 1997 Fields 
was named Journalist of the 
Year by the National Asso- 
ciation of Black Journalists 
and was nominated for a 
Pulitzer Prize for his cover- 
age of church arsons. Fields 
earned a bachelor's degree 
in broadcast journalism and 
a master's degree in English 
literature at NSU. 

Jones has been a practic- 
ing attorney for 40 years. 
He worked on the cam- 
paign staff of Vice President 
Hubert Humphrey in 1968. 
For 24 years, Jones was gen- 
eral counsel for the 
Louisiana Democratic Party, 
a member of the Louisiana 
Democratic State Central 
Committee and national 
■ See Line, page 2 


Jason Shumake's 
article on NEO (Page 
3, Oct. 9) contained 
several factual 
inaccuracies and 

• NEO's recycling 
program was 
founded from 
SGA/SAB grants, but 
NEO was not. NEO 
was founded when 
three students wrote 
a constitution for the 

• NEO is four years 
old. The recycling 
program is two 
years old. 

• NEO gains no 
profit from the 
recycling program. 
All cans collected 
from the program 
are given to the 
Humane Society. 

• One of NEO's 

See Corrections, 

page 3 

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mour said have approached the 
University about the project are 
the Fellowship of Christian Ath- 
letes and the Baptist Collegiate 

Gerald Long, co-director of the 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 
said that he would like to see the 
housing row come into exis- 
tence, but he has not heard any- 
thing about the project lately. 

"In my opinion, it's at least a 
couple of years away," Long 

The land for the proposed 
housing row is mostly fields, but 
part of it is an old horse barn. 
Seymour said deconstruction of 
that building would have to take 
place before any water or elec- 
tricity could be connected. The 
work for tearing down the build- 
ing would be contracted out, a 
process that could take several 
months. Once the land is pre- 
pared, each selected organiza- 
tional house will have to be 
planned, funded and contracted 

"It's something I would defi- 
nitely like to do," Long said. No 
college campus in the country 
has an FCA house. 

With a slated meeting place, 
Long said FCA would have more 
flexibility. The group currently 
convenes in the athletic ready 
room in the Field House, and 
their meeting times hinge on the 
athletic program's use of that 

The other non-Greek organiza- 
tion that has shown interest in 
constructing a building on cam- 
pus is the Baptist Collegiate 
Ministry, which is currently 
located across University Park- 
way from the Watson Library 
parking lot. 

"We believe the future of our 
ministry is directly on campus," 
BCM director Bill Collins said. 
"We also believe we could pro- 
vide a brand new student- 
friendly building that could host 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Saice 
This land near Chaplain's Lake, which is mostly fields and an old horse barn, is 
where the University plans to establish housing for campus organizations. 

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a variety of events for both our 
organization and the Universi- 


Collins said that a priority for 
the BCM is providing services to 
the students such as worship, 
spiritual growth and bible stud- 
ies, and those can take place 

"But currently, students have 
to cross three lanes of traffic to 
get to our location," Collins said. 
In addition to being more acces- 
sible, Collins said the benefits of 
having a building on campus 
would be a higher retention rate 
of students. 

Yonna Pasch, the assistant 
director of student activities and 
organizations for Greek life and 
leadership development, said 
keeping students at NSU and 
involved in organizations are 
reasons that the University 
would benefit from having hous- 
es on campus. 

"We're moving forward when 
it comes to organizational hous- 
ing on campus," Pasch said. 

"Having an organizational 
row not only will help recruit- 
ment, but it will help with reten- 
tion," Pasch said. 

Specifically, sororities and fra- 
ternities could have easier 
recruitment with a row of houses 
to visit. 

"You just go from house to 
house to house," Pasch said. 

All organizations on the row 
will be more convenient and 

more visible, Pasch said, and the 
random selection of organiza- 
tions will give everyone the 
opportunity profit. "Everyone 
has an equal chance," Pasch 

One fraternity that did get the 
chance to build a house on-cam- 
pus is Kappa Sigma. About 12 
men live in the house, which is 
located next door to the pro- 
posed organizational row. Josh 
Stanley, a sophomore business 
administration major, shares a 
room in the house. 

"There's always something to 
do, as far as people to hang out 
with," Stanley said. Something 
he likes about living at the house 
is that there are usually a lot of 
people there, but he said study- 
ing is not that difficult because 
the house has a computer lab. 

"It's behind closed doors 
where you can just close it and 
get away from all the noise," 
Stanley said. The noise and dis- 
tractions are not overbearing to 

"During the week it's not that 
bad," Stanley said. "It depends 
on if there's anything going on 
that night." 

Perhaps within the next few 
years more organizations will 
have the opportunity to experi- 
ence that kind of community liv- 
ing, but for now Seymour said 
the concrete plans only go as far 
as funding the development of 
housing infrastructure. 


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Police Blotter 

3:58 p.m. 

There was a call 
from the front desk of 
Dodd Hall because the 
fire alarm was going 
off. Students were 
evacuated, and the 
Natchitoches Fire De- 
partment was called to 
check out the problem. 

5:08 p.m. 

An Iberville employ- 
ee reported a motor on 
fire at Iberville. The 
Natchitoches Fire De- 
partment was called to 
put the fire out. 

10:08 p.m. 

A medical emer- 
gency in Kyser 209 

resulted in a 
woman being 
transported by am- 
bulance to the Nat- 
chitoches Parish Hos- 
8:35 p.m. 

Police received a call 
from the Sheriff's 
department in refer- 
ence to a crowd at the 
NSU gymnasium get- 
ting out of control. 
Apparently the securi- 
ty guard on duty just 

12:37 p.m. 

A black Toyota truck 
smashed in to the gates 
at the columns. Off- 
icers were called for 

assistance, and state- 
ments were taken from 
11:45 p.m. 

A man had an asth- 
ma attack in West Rapi- 
des. Officers were sent 
over, and EMTs were 
notified. He was trans- 
ported to Natchitoches 
Parish Hospital. 

12:27 p.m. 

A call was made 
from married-student 
housing making in ref- 
erence to a rock being 
thrown through the 
window of one of the 

8:45 p.m. 

Another complaint 

from married studeni 
housing was called ii 
because another rocl 
was thrown througl 
the windshield of j 
student's car. Shortlj 
after, a man came tc 
the campus police st» 
tion with a descriptior 
of the suspects. / 
statement was taker 
and two juvenilei 
were taken into cu& 

2:48 p.m. 

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campus nurse respon- 
ded to a call about j 
woman who fell in th 

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committeeman from Louisiana to 
the Democratic National Com- 
mittee. Jones is a 1958 graduate 
of NSU with degrees in account- 
ing, economics and agriculture. 

Thompson is associate dean for 
baccalaureate education at the 
University of Arkansas for Med- 
ical Sciences. Of the 2.6 million 
nurses currently in the U.S, she is 
only one of 1,500 that have been 
inducted as a Fellow into the 
American Academy of Nursing. 
Thompson served as a member of 
the NSU College of Nursing fac- 
ulty from 1982-1992. Thompson 
is a 1970 graduate of NSU with a 
bachelor's in nursing. She earned 
a master's degree in pediatrics at 
the University of Alabama at 
Birmingham and a doctorate in 

higher education administration 
at the University of North Texas. 

Thompson, who was president 
of the Louisiana Student Nurses 
Association between her junior 
and senior year, said, "While 
attending NSU, I began to devel- 
op some of my leadership skills 
that helped me move forward. I 
had a lot of opportunities that 
helped my growth." 

Thompson said she encourages 
all NSU students to take advan- 
tage of opportunities on campus 
that will help them learn, grow 
and later use what they have 
learned when entering the work 
force. Thompson also said she 
believes that it is an important 
obligation for students to give 
back to the community and oth- 

ers through volunteer efforts. 

Chris Maggio, director 
alumni affairs and developma 
explained that the Long Pun 
Line is the highest honor m 
alumni of NSU can receive aJ 
that all inductees are chosen j 
how they represent themsehj 
and the University througha 
the world. 

"These folks are all leada 
and if a student looks at their a 
dentials, they will probal 
scratch their heads and s< 
'Wow, I cannot believe these fol 
were right here sitting in 
same classrooms that I sit 
today,' " said Maggio, who 
responsible for providing I 
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Professor's comments make news 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Staff Writer 

Last month, James Means, a 
professor of English at the 
Louisiana Scholars' College, 
found himself at the center of a 
debate based on comments he e- 
mailed to the Fox News organi- 

Fox News' Web site, in a post- 
ing dated Sept. 16, quoted 
Means' e-mail as saying Fox 
News reporter Brit Hume was 
"the least objective reporter I 
have ever listened to. A total 
pig." The site also quoted Means 
for writing that Flume's show 
"is... an insult to thinking peo- 
ple," and says Means called Pres- 
ident Bush a "drooling redneck." 

However, Fox News declined 
to post the full e-mail, or full, 
unbroken quotes from the e- 
mail. Means also declined an 
interview with a Sauce reporter. 

The faculty handbook for pro- 
fessors at the University, posted 
on NSU's Web site, states that the 
University faculty has the right 
to academic freedom, which is 
defined as "the right of scholars 
in institutions of higher educa- 
tion freely to study, discuss, 
investigate, teach, and publish." 
This means that faculty have a 
right to express their views 
because when they speak or 
write as a citizen, they should be 

free from institutional censor- 
ship or discipline. 

"I see no problem with all fac- 
ulty expressing their views," 
said political science professor 
Alex Aichinger. "I think more 
faculty should." 

The faculty handbook says 
that with being part of an institu- 
tion certain responsibilities are 
placed on faculty in their writ- 
ings and opinions. 

The handbook states, "As per- 
sons of learning and educational 
officers, they should remember 
that the public may judge the 
profession and the institution by 
their utterances". 

Margaret Cochran, director of 
the Scholars' College, said, "One 
difficulty you can never predict 
is how one opinion may affect 
someone else," 

The University, in turn, 
expects that faculty will hold 
others' opinions in high esteem, 
and that the professor will 
remember to acknowledge that 
his or her opinion does not 
reflect that of the University as a 

"I do believe that I should not 
pull the University into com- 
ments that I made," Steve Hor- 
ton, dean of the journalism 
department, said. "I also believe 
that the University should not 
hold it against me for comments 
I make." 

According to the handbook, 


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. stick to the schedule. Cramming can hurt more than it helps, since the 
opiru human brain needs time to digest information much in the same way 
act on the stomach needs time to digest food — cram class information too 
nion c quickly and the mind will just inefficiently puke it up at exam time. 

rhoo'l ar laying Relaxed 

ch can « ^ ve n with effective time management, it's not hard 
e or nejS to str ess out over the tests. Build break time into 
wards t stuc ty schedules and use it as an incentive while >— ' — - — N — «• ■ 

studying — just 10 more minutes until a cookie break, for exam- 
le vtf P' e — to stay alert and break the monotony of studying. (Note that 
"ie facul |™nking "10 more minutes until a shot of tequila" is not a good plan, 
in have Either is planning study time at bars, clubs or parties.) 
ie Unive Quiet isn't always best for a study place. Study where and how it's 
t the Vi c ° m fortable to do so. Keep away from distractions, but if it seems like 
unding j; Ver ything is a distraction, it's probably a bad time to study. Take a 
m said. bre /k. 

And most of all, remember: it is just midterm. There's another whole 
" a lf of the semester to finish, and these midterms will help uncover 
ghat's not quite sinking in from class. Don't aim too high and focus on 
earning material for the long run, or at least the final — don't focus on 
le arning just enough to regurgitate on the exam since the same infor- 
mation will inevitably come back on the final, even if the final doesn't 
c 'aim to be cumulative. 

Stressing out isn't learning. When things get too rough to maintain 
j^us, take a break. Play a video game. Take a walk, rent a movie, call a 
?j er id. When the stress subsides, give it another try. It's amazing what 
^ minutes off can do sometimes. 


. Be sure to note what the professor talks about in class — exams, espe- 
^ally w hen they're written by the professor, tend to focus on lectures 
assignments. Look up information about the SQ3R study method is a good start), which breaks 
ecJ ious textbook reading down into smaller, easier-to-digest parts. 
. Fl ashcards might seem fifth-grade, but they're very effective, espe- 
Cla 'ly for vocabulary, language and formulas. 


Use resources already in the j textbook, such as 'unit in review' 
summaries and quizzes. Most / textbooks today have very useful 
study quizzes and chapter / reviews on the Internet or compact disc 
as well. / 

Above all, ask the / professor questions. Identify problematic 
topics early and get , * help before throwing chairs at 4 a.m. of the 
morning of the ✓ test. 

After The Test 

/ Party. No, seriously, celebrate and be happy. Most of 
✓ all, don't worry about how the test went. Once the exam 
+ or project's finished, there's nothing that can be done about it. 
^ ✓ So just let go, enjoy the weekend, and get ready for the last half 
of the semester. 

For traditional students, and especially first-generation college stu- 
dents (whose parents didn't go to college), the home bunch will fret 
over midterm grades. If parents ask, just be honest and straightforward: 
tell them how things went and especially what the class has taught so 

Nontraditional students with families can use midterms to celebrate 
together and share the knowledge gained from the class so far. While a 
four-year-old might not understand a 3000-level biology class, trying to 
explain concepts to her is a surprisingly easy way to reinforce the class' 
lessons, since it requires a different 
method of thought. 

At Least Get Help 

We at the Sauce don't claim to be 
experts (though most of this infor- 
mation is gleaned from experts). 
The University's Counseling and 
Career Services (357-5621) is full of 
resources for coping with stress in 
general. Student Support Services 
(357-5901) also has special pro- 
grams for first-generation, dis- 
abled and low-income students. 

Also online at 

College Democrats 

For students interested in 
joining this campus political 
organization, contact Joshua 
Williams at mrfreeze917@hot- 

NSU Tutors 
NSU Tutors is looking for 
tutors that are interested in 
tutoring elementary, junior high 
and high school students. NSU 
Tutors accepts all majors and 

For more information, contact 
Joshua Williams at 

Boys and Girls Club 

Positions are now available 
through NSU for work at the 
Boys and Girls club, Monday 
to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

Employees must have their 
own transportation and will 
tutor elementary school chil- 

Anyone interested should 
contact the Financial Aid office 
in Roy Hall or e-mail Dawn 
King at 

The application deadline is 

Students in Free Enterprise 

October is Business Ethics 
Month for NSU's SLFE. SIFE 
will be doing a project with the 
NSU Elementary Lab school to 
educate them about business 
ethics, called "Coloring with 
Ethics,"on Monday. 

For more information, contact 
SIFE's faculty adviser, Bob 
Jones, at 357-4581 or 

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free service to organizations 
planning events that will be 
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cornerstone projects is 
the Caroline Dormon 
Nature Preserve's "Tom 
Sawyer Day," which 
includes natural 
maintenance, tree 
planting and volunteer 
work at Well Woods and 
nature preserves. Also, 
NEO usually organizes a 
campus clean-up project 
each semester in addition 
to working with "Keep 
Natchitoches Beautiful 
Day" every spring. 

Mr. Shumake is a student 
reporter in NSU's 
journalism program, and 
his story on NEO was 
submitted as part of a 
class requirement. It was 
one of the first newspaper 
articles he had written. All 
future stories submitted 
by class writers will note 
so beneath the author's 

For example: 

By Joe Cedent 

Class Writer 

This is 

a story about 

Also, Elaine Broussard's 
Oct. 9 story about the 
SGA (Pages 1-2) should 
have mentioned that 
study carrels, not corrals, 
were the subject of 
legislation passed by the 
SGA. The legislation also 
incorrectly used the term 
'corrals' in its text. We 
thank Michael Cobb in the 
Language and 
Department for alerting 
us to this error. 

The carrel legislation's 
passage does not open 
the carrels until the bill 
has been signed by the 
SGA president and 
members of the 
University administration. 

the Current Sauce apologizes 
for these errors and has 
taken actions to help pre- 
vent future problems. We 
encourage everyone, and 
especially people inter- 
viewed by Sauce reporters, 
to contact us with any 
concerns about our repor- 
ting or reporters by calling 
357-5456 or e-mailing 

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Services,,, University of 
Iowa and University of South 
Florida counseling centers 

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the Current Sauce 


the Sauce Editorial 

Who's ready for Oprah 
Day? It sure isn't the SGA 

Almost one year ago, the SGA 
passed bill FA02-014 making 
Oprah Winfrey Day a reality. 
Bill author Dustin Floyd pro- 
posed the bill as a "nicety" to 
thank Oprah for coming to our 
school and to possibly get her to 
come back. This legislation will 
be one year old on Saturday, but 
what, if anything will be done 
to celebrate it? At best, there 
have been half joking talks of an 
unofficial barbecue, but nothing 
is set. 

So, we have to ask the ques- 
tion, what is the SGA doing on 
Monday nights? They hand out 
huge sums of money to the 
flight team and the rowing team 
on a whim, but debated for a 
heated 15 minutes about Oprah 

It's a sad, but true, fact that 
other schools, hands down, 
have better student govern- 
ments. These aren't schools that 
are far away either. The other 
Louisiana "NSU", Nicholls 
State University in Thibodaux, 
has an SGA that is always com- 
ing up with new programs for 
the students. They have set up 
copy machines at various spots 
on campus and provided absen- 
tee voting forms for school elec- 

Southeastern Louisiana Uni- 
versity — you know, that little 
school we needlessly slaugh- 
tered at last weekend's football 
game? — also has a variety of 
services. Their SGA has a car 
wash on campus that student 
organizations can use to raise 
money. They also allow stu- 
dents to send faxes from their 
offices for a small fee. 

Northwestern offers free 
Scantrons and $75 loans. (So do 
the other schools.) If our SGA 
offers any other services, they 
don't do a very good job of 
advertising it. 

By now you might be asking 
how we know all of this. Sim- 
ple: we surfed their Web sites. 
Both schools proudly broadcast 
their services on updated SGA 
Web sites. We can't find any 
such list on ours. In fact, its list 
of members hasn't been updat- 
ed since David Gunn and Rusty 
Broussard ran the show in 2000. 

So, back to Oprah Day. How 
are we showing our apprecia- 
tion for the woman that put our 
tiny little town and our school 
on the map, even if it was for 
just one day? Well, part-time 
bartender Floyd is now selling 
"Oprah Day 2003" thong under- 
wear on his Web site 
( He is 
also relying on word of mouth 
to promote a night at the bar 
where there will be an Oprah 
dress-up contest. He said the 
winner will get a bar tab. 

It's a little hard to believe that 
Oprah would find any of this 
honoring. In fact, we would go 
so far as to doubt that she gave 
permission for her face to be on 
a thong. And we can only imag- 
ine that a woman that has 

So, we have to 
ask the question, 
what is the SGA 
doing on Monday 
nights? They 
hand out huge 
sums of money to 
the flight team 
and the rowing 
team on a whim, 
but debated for a 
heated 15 
minutes about 
Oprah Day. 

worked so hard to make herself 
a respected member of the talk 
show society would get a kick 
out of people dressing up like 
her to win a bar tab. 

So, fellow students, it looks 
like the SGA has taken their 
own "nicety" and turned it into 
a slap in the face by their sheer 
inability to act on legislation 
they set in motion. Unless the 
bar thing falls through, we're 
looking at legislation as mean- 
ingless as the SGAs fight to get 
tampon dispensers in the 
women's bathrooms. 

Linda D. Held 

Business manager 

Patrick West 

Sports editor 

Leslie Westbrook 

Copy editor 

I agree to all of the above except 
the dress-up contest bit, which I 
think Oprah has enough of a sense 
of humor to appreciate. 

I have no issue with crew and 
the flight team getting money 
from the SGA, and I doubt anyone 
else on the editorial board does 
either. But the proportion of debate 
over senate actions to the effect of 
those actions is flawed, with too 
much time spent on discussing 
issues of little import to the stu- 
dents and too little on large expen- 
ditures. I'd mention debate on bills 
that provide services to students, 
but there haven't been enough 
bills of that nature up for approval. 

Also, I'd like to note that the 
SGA — or any organization, rec- 
ognized or not, on- or off-campus 
— can promote, at no cost, any free 
services available to all students in 
our Campus Connections. 

Garrett Guillotte 

Editor in chief 





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Survey finds NSU students lack knowledge 

By Mara Rubino 

JOUR 4700 Class Writer 

Think you're smart? You're a 
college student, living on your 
own, old enough to drink or vote. 
Not so fast though. You might not 
be as informed as you think. 77 
NSU undergraduate and gradu- 
ate students were asked to fill out 
surveys for a journalism senior 
seminar class. The survey posed 
questions about civics, current 
events and entertainment news. 
And you guessed it. Students 
knew more about entertainment 
than "real news." 

Is the color of Jennifer Lopez's 
engagement ring really that 
important? The unscientific poll 
shows that 45 percent of students 
knew the answer. However, when 
asked who Yasser Arafat is, only 
13 percent knew. Do you know? 
Television news and newspapers 
have a mixture of both entertain- 
ment and hard news. So maybe 
we're not all dumb. Many blame 
the media for covering too much 

entertainment. However, others 
say the media only responds to 
what we want. 

Nielsen Media Research is 
known for its TV ratings. Thou- 
sands of households have people 
meters attached to their TV, VCR, 
cable box or satellite dish, accord- 
ing to These 
meters tell Nielsen what channels 
and shows you watch, and how 
often you watch them. TV execu- 
tives know that people like to be 
entertained with celebrities, sex 
and violence. If the ratings 
showed that people did not like 
to watch these things, TV pro- 
gramming would feature more 
history, documentaries and edu- 
cation. Entertainment may be the 
only thing we're concerned with 

Eighty-seven percent of stu- 
dents surveyed knew that actor 
John Ritter recently died. But 
only 5 percent knew Kofi Annan 
is the secretary general of the 
United Nations. Only 66 percent 
of NSU students surveyed could 

name the three branches of gov- 
ernment. Shouldn't every college 
student know that? As a matter of 
fact, shouldn't every high school 
student know that? What's more 
shocking is only 25 percent of stu- 
dents knew who would be next in 
line for the presidency, if the pres- 
ident or vice-president were not 
available. Do you know? 

In the book, Amusing Our- 
selves to Death, Neil Postman 
said, "People no longer talk to 
each other; they entertain each 
other." I suppose knowing the 
chief justice of the Supreme Court 
is not entertaining then because 5 
percent of students knew the 
answer. Do you know? Postman 
said we're in a "culture over- 
whelmed by irrelevance, incoher- 
ence and impotence." 

If you didn't know all the 
answers, this will have served as 
a wake-up call to pay more atten- 
tion to the important issues in 
life, rather than just entertain- 
ment. I didn't know all the 
answers and I plan on doing 

Columbus Day too important to be forgotten 

By Elizabeth Bolt 

Staff Writer 

In 1492, Columbus sailed the 
ocean blue... 

Columbus Day was this past 
Monday, and I cannot say that I 
heard one person mention any- 
thing about it rather than that 
classes should be cancelled 
because of it! What has happened 
to this holiday in which we honor 
the man who discovered new 

Though the theory that Colum- 
bus actually discovered the New 
Americas is controversial, we, as a 
nation, set a side a date to honor 
Christopher Columbus and his 
discovery just to forget it? What 
significance does Columbus Day 
even have anymore? Is there any- 
one out there who is proud to say 
that Columbus Day is a national 

No one seems to have given a 
second thought to this important 
turning point in history. 

I, for one, cannot comprehend 
how one could just forget this day. 
Had Columbus not set sail when 
he did, and the land he discovered 
remained uncharted for many 
more years, history itself may 
have taken a totally different path. 
The cultures that exist on those 
islands may have been nothing 
like they are today! We should 
honor Columbus for his discover- 
ies and give him a lot more respect 
and gratitude than what has 
developed from our society's neg- 

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Letters to the Editor 

Where is the story? 

RIOT?!? I see this in the blotter 
but no news article about 
it... what was the deal for those of 
us who no longer live in Natchi- 
toches but wanna keep up with 
the dealings of NSU. 

Dave Knox 
NSU Alumnus 

Where are the letters? 

Dear Editor: 

I was just wondering why 
there was no letters to the Editor 
from students at Northwestern in 
the latest edition of the Current 
Sauce. They were all wire servic- 
es. Have you not received any? 
I like a more localized student 

Thank you for your time! 

Josh Ault 

NEO on campus 

Thank you for putting in the arti- 
cle about NEO in Current Sauce; 
however, we need to let you know 
that there was a lot of wrong infor- 
mation in the article. 

(Editor's Note: The corrections are 
listed on pages 1-2 of this issue and 
omitted from this letter for space.) 

Personally, I was glad to see NEO 
get some public recognition for the 
work we have done, but this was not 
what I had in mind. I felt the article 
did not really present the nature of 
our club. We are mainly a commu- 
nity service type of club, doing vol- 
unteer work in Well Woods and the 
nature preserve, and around on 

It also bothered me that of all the 
things I told the reporter, the offhand 
quote about needing new members 

was what got put in. I had talked to 
him about how we just want more 
respect from the student body: peo- 
ple throw trash into our recycling 
bins which say in big bright block 
letters "CANS ONLY — NO 
TRASH" (and not just used paper, 
they put in food, clothes, all kinds of 
weird and disgusting crap that we 
have to dig through and clean out 
because if there is any contamina- 
tion, the cans cannot be recycled and 
all of our hours of work have been 
for nothing). What I don't under- 
stand is how people can not notice 
our signs. I mean, people have to 
physically take off the lids clearly 
labeled CANS ONLY NO TRASH to 
stuff big posters and food containers 
into them. I really do not enjoy dig- 
ging through other people's smelly 
old garbage. But I do it because I 

it's a lin 

"iU care 
-ord o 

believe in something called a grearfng, but 
good, and every month at least vmly dr< 
put in about ten hours emptying d^ovies 
recycling, cleaning the bins, and putf^g, bi 
ting them back on campus. It's rffaakish 
quick or very fun. We just waif Prays - 
people to show a little respect aflP^s. 
decency and not throw garbage ii*> ^ati 
the bins or take down our signs, f ^p 
I just get really infuriated at mT** F 
crap people put in those bins (w^P at hi 
actually found mildewed swe 
pants in one in Kyser, along with 1 
ties, Vic's containers, cups, sil* 
ware, uneaten food, it goes on 
on) because I don't like having to 
through it. It's really gross. The^el^ 1 
are swarms of flies and gnats thAittl e tQc 
take up residence in them, and ^ 
haven't even gone into the sm^hefjj m 
now have we... Ciel Daffoi^lock i n 

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 
the Current Sauce 

Movie review 


h be 'Bill' best 




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bad movie 
ever made 

★★★★ (out of five) 

By Garrett Guillotte 

Editor in chief 

There's something to be said 
for the charm of poorly — pro- 
jduced movies, with their bad 
' edits and melodramatic acting, 
Id be l° w budget corner cutting and 
continuity holes. Hong Kong 
pider, kung fu films and low — budget 
(Japanese samurai films and ani- 
3rsteimated shows of the 70s took 
those elements and, almost 
always unintentionally, ampli- 
fied them through bad English 
dubs and cultural confusion. 
) So when the king of B — movie 
genre homage, Quentin Taratino, 
I wi^. shows up with long — absent 
1** ^jUma Thurman to pay his 
respects to low — budget East 
Asian cinema, it's easy to con- 
you A ce j ve the best, well, bad movie 
1 r y havi ever mac j e He executes that con- 
mucntl cept to a tee on this first of two 
3ncern « "volumes" of "Kill Bill." 
§° v ^ m In a nutshell, the plot focuses 
e on Thurman's pregnant charac- 
iter — whose real name is always 
er Arafjy ee p ec j out: wnen s spoken — 

ratl "being beaten to a coma at her 
1. '"wedding by her former assassi- 
ent wen na tj on squad pals, led by David 
er of tk Carradine of TV - S » Kung Fu v as 

:ne P r f a the title character. (Yes, it's a big 
im Rel ?stretch.) Years later, when she 
e comes to, she seeks a ton of real- 
ly, really violent revenge. 
The sometimes overwrought 

an NSl dialogue, especially Thurman's, 
ent. Heists at the content of bad kung 

a re noifu dubs. The shallow plot drops 
'e of Elmore Shaw Brothers references 
staff Olthan most people can consume 
5ers, Ofina single viewing. The animat- 
n Statf 6 ^ sequence (by Japanese anima- 
:act her^ on g rou P Production IG, of 
mail cl^™ aru ^ Ghost in the Shell 
iAUCE / me ^ ^ ee ' s more u ^ e a n °d to the 8 ? 6 ^.^P"" * 

even video games get an indi- 
rect wink during an especially 
-f\ ^surreal fight between Thurman 
'vl^- dressed in a Bruce Lee yellow 
jumpsuit — and a Japanese 
mportaif^oo'girl/ psychotic killer (a 
pod closer to 2000' s anime— 
Inspired Battle Royale). Add to 
s a stalF at Taratino's now oft — imitat- 
t Sauced non — linear storytelling and 
are nofapeccable soundtrack selection 
<e of £M wit h additional scoring by 
staff or u — Tang Clan's the RZA) and 
;ers, O'y ou get a film that flirts with 
n Stat£ oin g over the cliff with every 
:act heij* 001 ^ — right down to the 
mail c/^anging end. 
lAUCE 3 1 But however well Taratino[[ ea ds the thin line between 
nock — socky homage and spoof, 

"rt s a line that not many people 

yill care about. There isn't much 
pneath all the "I am Taratino, 
Lor d of Obscure and Gritty 

^ovies"- style. It's visually strik- 
I a greaWng, but with Taratino intention- 
t least v*Uly dropping in what other 
)tyingo«Povies try to avoid — bad edit- 
, andpdFjg/ bizarre camera zooms, 
i. It's W^akishly unrealistic blood 
just waffPWys — as inside jokes for film 
spect ai^fis- 

hage irft latino, as he especially did 
signs, f ^ulp Fiction, gives the audi- 
ted at d 1 * plenty of reasons to 
bins (y !m P at hize with unlikable char- 
ed sw# lcters / but dialogue is relatively 
r with be** anc * m between, especially 
■« silvef i ni P ar ed to his past work. Even 
Fte exter^ ^ ~>.«~~ u., r<Uiu-, 


n aflftl ex tended cameo by Chiba, 

ss TbeKi ] y ' 8US 1V senes ' 1S a 
dii 0rne comic break but feels a 

his role from 
'80s TV 

a late 
is a 

thTsni4 ■ this is ' ust ^ first half ° f 
1 ™ ^3? e which combined would 

.^22* ^ p ast 3 h ° urs m ien s th - 

Coliepmifc Braveheart/ or t he extended 

Jj^'° n of a Lord of the Rings 
j. jfi- The second part, due out in 
ruary, will ultimately deter- 
pTie if Taratino finishes captur- 
'8 the essence of old — school 



^official £^ sian cam P cinema, like his 

Past fSI F «-uiciiia, 11™= ^ 

ther a,, . llrns did with crime capers 
ndividual ^ d blaxploitation flicks. Kill Bill 
ms on this a crash course in a bit of it all. 
L 5^1 Bill is a fun watch if you're 

^ ♦ rf hw atino ^u or kung fu/samu- 
d no stall ^7 . 6 ' 

or h > anime film fan, or if 
insated fctuV 6 at least done your film 
Qle s homework. If you 
See Bill, page 6 

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Recipes to fit a college budget 

By Alleigha Goodman 

Staff Writer 

As midterms get closer and clos- 
er, money gets sparer by the day. 
Either the refund check came in and 
you spent it, it hasn't come in yet to 
spend. The measly allowance your 
parents so graciously give has 
turned out to not quite be a fortune 
and your boss cut your job hours 
down to nothing. 

Despite the situation, one thing is 
certain: we're hungry, and cheap 
food is always a plus. If you're tired 
of non-stop ramen noodles, take a 
look at a couple of these original 
recipes from classmates that are 
cheap and easy to make. 

Eggs Galore 

by Kelcie Ross 

Scramble your eggs in a skillet. I 

like to mix it up by topping with 
ketchup, mustard, and salsa. It 
really is good! 


by Kelcie Ross 

Mix cream cheese and sour cream 
together in a small bowl (the 
amount is totally dependent on 
how many tortillas you plan on eat- 
ing). Spread the mixture on a flour 
tortilla. Roll, cut, and serve. I also 
like to dip it in hot sauce. 

Green Bean Beggin' Strips 

by Jennifer Collins 

Wrap four regular cut green 
beans (canned is fine) with a raw 
slice of bacon. Place as many as you 
like on a pan. Bake in the oven at 
400 degrees for three to five min- 
utes or until the bacon turns brown 
and crisps. 

Mac 'N Cheese Sandwich 

by Margaret Chini 

Follow instructions on Easy Mac 
package. Hollow out the middle of 
two slices of sub-style bread. Fill 
with cooked Easy Mac. I like to sea- 
son mine with some Tony's. 

Heber's BBQ Sandwich 

by Anonymous 

Heat KCs Masterpiece Chopped 
Pork in microwave until hot. 
Spread onto a hamburger bun and 
top with cole slaw. I like mine with 
a Coke mixed with salted peanuts. 

Eggs and Rice 

by Taesia Shello 

Scramble eggs and mix in rice. 
It's actually quite filling. I top mine 
with ketchup. 

These suggestions may sound a 
bit absurd but try them and you 

may actually like them. My person- 
al favorite is something that my 
mom started in college and contin- 
ues to eat today. She calls it 
Smoogles. All you do is toast a 
piece of bread, spread peanut but- 
ter on top and sprinkle with bacon 
bits. I personally don't care for it, 
but my mother and younger sister 
both love it. When times get 
rough... and the cabinets get 
empty. . .these suggestions may pull 
you through a rough spot so be 
open-minded. Delicacy or not?! 

A few student suggestions for 
dessert: ice cream with pickles, 
Cherry-Vanilla Dr. Pepper, French 
fries dipped in milk shakes, Oreo 
cookies with peanut butter, and 
cheese on peach cobbler. Also, if 
you mix candy corn and peanuts 
you get a fast, easy, cheaper Pay 
Day candy bar. 

Alpha Phi Alpha seeks Miss Black and Gold 

By Kayla Brossett 

Class Writer 

Big smiles, even bigger hair, 
and catfights have always been 
associated with beauty pageants, 
but the future of pageants seem 
to be focused more on scholar- 
ship, service, and self-esteem. 

The annual Miss Black and 
Gold Pageant, sponsored by the 
Theta Chi chapter of Alpha Phi 
Alpha fraternity, is scheduled to 
be held in November of 2003. In 
order to apply, you have to be a 
female student at NSU and have 

a cumulative grade point aver- 
age of at least a 2.5. 

The pageant is similar to the 
more familiar Miss Lady of the 
Bracelet, both consisting of an 
introduction, swimwear, talent, 
and eveningwear portion of the 
competition. The difference lies 
in the interview process. 

Whereas contestants for the 
Lady of the Bracelet pageant go 
through a preliminary eight- 
minute interview and an onstage 
question focused on their plat- 
form, Miss Black and Gold con- 
testants will only answer one 
question during the eveningwear 

segment. The interview process 
has become the most important 
aspect of pageants and usually 
determines almost half of the 
final score. Contestants are asked 
about issues in society which 
range from politics to pop cul- 

When asked why she chose to 
enter the Miss Black and Gold 
pageant, sophomore Christina 
Ballard responded that she 
though it was a great opportuni- 
ty to "get more involved around 

Dy Shon Washington, vice 
president of Alpha Phi Alpha, 

said that they are looking for "a 
talented young woman who is 
poised, intelligent, articulate, 
confident, and able to hold her 

The new Miss Black and Gold 
will receive a cash scholarship, 
become a hostess for Alpha Phi 
Alpha functions, and compete in 
the regional pageant which leads 
to the national Miss Black and 
Gold competition. Although the 
formal informational was held 
on Oct. 8, any interested lady can 
receive an informational packet 
from any member of Alpha Phi 
Alpha around NSU. 

'Tartuffe' starts 
NSU run today 

. Amanda Breaux / the Current Sauce 

Tartuffe (played by Joe Naples) tries to seduce Elmire (played by Alicia 
Schultz) with Orgon (played by Levi Petree) under the bed. 

By Sauce Staff 

The NSU Theatre Department will 
be presenting Tartuffe, a play by 
Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Moliere. 

The play is scheduled to run Oct. 
16 through Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in 
AA. Fredricks Auditorium. Scott 
Burrell directs the performance. 

The play takes place at the home of 
Orgon (played by Levi Petree) who 
invites Tartuffe (played by Joe 
Naples) to stay in his home. Tartuffe 
attempts to seduce Orgon's wife 
Elmire (played by Alicia Schultz) and 
also tries to disinherit Damis (Jacob 
B. Smith), Orgon's son. Tartuffe also 
tries to break Mariane (played by 
Natalie Boyd) and Valere's (played 
by Juliane Lyons) engagement. 
Everyone seems to see through 
Tartuffe except Orgon. 

The play was condemned and 

Amanda Breaux / the Current Sauce 
Orgon (Petree) and Tartuffe (Naples). 

banned for five years during the time 
of Moliere. Tartuffe is a satire on reli- 
gious hypocrisy. It is a comedy that 
was used to correct people's wicked- 

Single Guy 

Eric Edwards 
KRT Campus 

for Women 
of Wal-Mart 

Playboy is famous for many 
things, and I'm not talking about 
the articles, people. 

I'm talking about the creative 
way the magazine dresses up its 
glossy pages with undressed 

While pictures of naked 
women are usually all a men's 
magazine should need to pro- 
vide brisk sales, Playboy is losing 
ground to competitors such as 
Maxim, FHM and Stuff that 
don't even use pictures of naked 
women. What these mags lack in 
nudity, they make up for in 
snarkiness and creativity. Oh 
yeah, that and the fact that they 
can enlist the hottest starlets 
around by telling them that nudi- 
ty is not part of the photo shoots. 

Since it is hard to imagine 
Playboy without the nudity, the 
magazine is often forced to come 
up with quirky, sexy ways to get 
readers involved. Playboy is 
renowned for its pictorials on 
college girls, usually pho- 
tographed by athletic conference: 
"Girls of the ACC," "Girls of the 
Big 10," "Girls of WAC." But even 
that annual rite doesn't have the 
impact it once did, largely 
because these lithe young 
women are unattainable for men 
who aren't college quarterbacks 
or Snoop Dogg. In order to reach 
out to more people, Playboy has 
come up with a new spread that 
promises to offer pictures of 
women that everyone has access 
to: "Women of Wal-Mart." 

Playboy has announced a 
search for models on its Web site. 
This is certainly not the first gim- 
mick Playboy has used as an 
excuse to get women to take off 
their clothes. Last year, it fea- 
tured the women of Enron, play- 
ing off the news of the compa- 
ny's collapse. And since Enron 
stock was completely pummeled 
after the scandal, it's hard to 
imagine that the women weren't 
lining up to cash in in any way 

But Wal-Mart is different. Wal- 
Mart, the world's largest retailer, 
is cut from very conservative 
cloth. You can't even buy Maxim, 
FHM or any of the racy men's 
magazines there, much less Play- 

"Wal-Mart employees have a 
reputation for being cheerful and 
now is giving them 
a chance to smile for the camera," 
Playboy said in a press release to 
CNNMoney Online. 
" wants Wal-Marf s 
sexiest assets to roll back their 
clothes and pose nude." 

The only problem: I've never 
seen any Playboy-quality models 
greeting me, stocking shelves or 
running the cash register when 
I've visited Wal-Mart. 

To be truthful, I don't spend 
that much time at the store, but 
it's an enormous company so 
there would probably be some 
talent somewhere. 

But why Wal-Mart? 

"We knew that this would be a 
very provocative thing for us to 
do," John Thomas, editor of Play- told CNNMoney. "Wal- 
Mart has a conservative corpo- 
rate image and we knew they 
wouldn't be thrilled. But we're 
hoping that the company will be 
pleased once they see how fun 
the pictures are and how 
empowered the women at Wal- 
Mart feel." 

So in the interest of helping 
Playboy, I'd like to offer other 
unlikely groups that might make 
for interesting, if somewhat con- 
troversial, photo spreads: 

-The women of the Bush 

-The women of the Southern 
Baptist Convention. 

-The women of toll booths. 

-The women of the county fair. 

-The women of the public 
library system. 

-The women of the McDon- 
ald's drive-through. 



Diversions - the Current Sauce — Thursday, October 16, 2003 

Coming next week 
in Diversions: 
Texas Chainsaw 
Massacre review 
the Current Sauce 

Pianist Eun Soo Son to perform at NSHPc 

Starting This Friday 

Cinema IV 

By Mandy Ward 

Class Writer 

The Louisiana Piano Series 
International continues Saturday 
with a free concert for NSU stu- 
dents featuring pianist Eun Soo 
Son of South Korea at 7:30 p.m. in 

Magale Recital Hall. 

Eun Soo Son has won prizes for 
her talents in music in numerous 
international competitions such as 
the Busoni International Piano 
Competition and the Artist Inter- 
national Competition as well as 
many others. She was awarded 
the "Musician of Today" Award 
by the Six Critics Group in Seoul, 

South Korea. 

Son came to the 
United States at the 
age of 11 to further 
her studies in 
music. She received 
the Bachelor and 
Master's Degree of 
Music, as sell as the 
Doctor of Musical Arts Degree 


from the Julliard School in New 
York City. 

Dr. Nikita N. Fitenko, NSU 
assistant professor of piano, 
attended the World International 
Piano Competition in Cincinnati, 
Ohio. He served as member of the 
jury evaluating the musicians. 
Among the panel of ten judges, 
Son was representing Korea. 

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NSU hosts depression screenings 

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Sat & Sun 

1:45 p.m. 4:15 p.m. 6:55 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 
Mon - Fri 

6:55 p.m. 9:30 p.m. 

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S>H- NSU Night 

Students & Faculty bring 
your NSU ID 

Class Writer 

Last week Health Services and 
the Counseling and Career Services 
hosted depression screenings. 

Both offices were present for stu- 
dents to speak to and gather infor- 
mation about different types of 

National screening tools, in the 

ate students. These surveys are 
processed with the student. The 
centers use standardized norms in 
order to evaluate results. Students 
that show signs of depression or 
anxiety are given referral sheets for 
follow-ups. The centers screen for 
three categories of depression: 
mood disorders (including bi- 
polar), anxiety and PTSD. 
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder 

pie who have been through trau- 
matic events and who are having 
problems returning to regular daily 

Attendance for the screening 
was impressive. The screening 
actually went over the allocated 
time due to interested students 
asking questions. Students who 
did not get a chance to attend and 
who are interested in obtaining 

ture on depression, anxiety and 
PTSD from Health Services or the 
Counseling and Career Services 
located on the third floor of the 
Student Union. Literature is locat- 
ed on a hallway bookshelf as well 
as the office itself. 

Leah Lentz, a counselor with 
Counseling and Career Services, 
says students can access the office 
for support in a non-threatening 

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Dandy Warhols busy with new album, toui 

By Chuck Myers 

KRT Campus 

A new album. 

A major tour with a rock legend. 

And an "Odditorium." 

Idle time hardly seems to be a 
problem for the The Dandy 

Once noted for its rambunctious, 
sometimes racy stage behavior, the 
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Peter Holmstrom (also known as 
Peter Loew, after he adopted the 
maiden last name of his wife), key- 
boardist Zia McCabe and drummer 
Brent DeBoer now draws attention 
with its richly layered sound. 

On the heels of its widely praised 
2000 album "Thirteen Tales From 
Urban Bohemia," the band's latest 
release, "Welcome to the Monkey 
House" (Capitol), may elevate The 
Dandy Warhols to a greater com- 
mercial plane. 

"Welcome to the Monkey House" 
marks the fourth album by the Port- 
land, Ore.-based band. The album 
exhibits sonic continuity with a 
smooth mix of aggressive and sen- 
sual numbers. Although content 
with the result, the band feels that 
"Thirteen Tales" was actually more 
musically diverse. 

"I think that the 'Monkey House' 
is actually more of similar sounding 


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record," says Holmstrom. "And it's 
just production value. Whereas on 
'Thirteen Tales,' I though we did 
cover a broader spectrum. But if s 
just in style. But, then again, both 
records fit together really well." 

To help build the lush sound on 
"Monkey House," the band brought 
in Nick Rhodes of Duran Duran to 
assist with producing. While 
Rhodes added some distinctive 
touches, Holmstrom notes that his 
actual contributions to the album 
were very focused, particularly on 
the ethereal "Insincere." 

"Thaf s one of the two songs that 
Nick wrote and really, like, actually 
earned producer credit for," says 
Holmstrom. "It's kind of a title, and 
sort of a weird one. Because we'd 
been working on the record for 
about a year before he got involved. 
And the record pretty much sound- 
ed then the way it sounds now, 
except for 'Insincere' and 'Over It.' 

... The other ones (songs), he just sort 
of put the frosting on top." 

Formed in 1992, The Dandy 
Warhols gained notoriety early on 
for its antics onstage, which report- 
edly included Taylor appearing in 
the nude during live performances. 
Today, the group prefers to focus on 
long concert sets rather than risque 
visual surprises. The band generally 
shrugs off its colorful past, and 
thinks its live show reputation has 
been overblown. 

"Ifs totally hyped up from the 
press," explains Holmstrom. "Ifs 
not something that ever happened 
all that often. It probably hasn't hap- 
pened for five years, you know, but 
it still keeps coming up. Ifs gotten 
better on the last two albums. It real- 
ly has. We sort of realized that all 
you had to do is put out a third 

record, and people took you a lit) 
more seriously." 

Following in the footsteps of i 
namesake, artist Andy Warhol, t| 
band is developing a Portland ve 
sion of Warhol's once famous Ne 
York artistic hub, "The Factory." H 
goal of the group's "Odditorium" 
to provide a creative haven wha 
artists can work on projects. 

"The building is going to be so 
of our version of 'The Factory'" saj 
Holmstrom. "Ifs not a studio yt 
But it will be. ... We shot our vidf 
there. And we've done phot 
shoots. There's a kitchen and 
lounge. And we run our Web si 
out of there. And if we get ever 
thing we want, we'll be able to tai 
in bands, bring them in and do the 
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Digital Caricaturist 

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IM Fun Run and Block Party 

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Thursday, October 16, 2003 — the Current Sauce — Sports 7 


a nd talk about past mistakes and 

),oW to correct them, 
■ould be "Neil is like a second coach for 
he pigj ,jie," Rollins said. "He helps hype 

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gy the time meetings are over 
1 vt^ and the team is dressed for foot- 
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ite * n ' warm-up- Ponstein and his fellow 
agreed pemons showed little emotion at 
jjys time. Most are focused on 
jfill after drill and remain that 
w av until they line up to stretch, 
ponstein lines up with the sen- 
Jr ( iors near the forty-yard line to 
k, help l ea< i tne team in exercises. 
The large crowd of Demons go 
yiHd as they swarm together at 
ment. g A e e nd of the exercises. One 
ients ha pernon described it as a time to 
1 someoi psyche out the other team, 
^entz sa pre-game is over and now it's 
"provi game time. The Demons head to 
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Davis. The two point conversion 
failed, ending the first quarter 
scoring at 14-12. 

The Demons would go on to 
score 31 points in the next 15 min- 
utes to begin the rout. The offen- 
sive scores in the period included 
a four-yard run by Shelton Samp- 
son and an electrifying 82-yard, 
stop-and-go scamper by Johnese. 
The defense also tacked on a cou- 
ple of touchdowns before the half. 
Defensive end Ed Queen inter- 
cepted a pass and rumbled 44 
yards for the score after Gary 
Wesley delivered a huge hit on 


run onto the 
in their eyes 

introduction and 
field. The fire 
becomes more visible as Neil and 
his teammates continued their 
chants at the entrance of the lock- 
er room. 

As the purple smoke forms in 
the air over the end zone, the 
announcer begins to scream, the 
band begins to blast the Demon 
fight song and the Demons rush 
onto the field. 

"It's really exiting," Ponstein 
said. "You're focused on the game 
and ready to go." 

Though they were excited at the 
beginning of last Saturday's 
game, none including Ponstein 
could have known how historic of 
a game they were about to be a 
part of. 

The game against the Lions 
began as a normal game. The 
Demons fought for a few drives 
with average mistakes including 

Cheryl Thompson/ the Current Sauce 

Ponstein gets set at the line of scrim- 
mage to cover Scott Goldberg of SLU. 

a critical missed tackle by Pon- 

"You've got to have a short 

memory out there," Ponstein 
said. "If you think about it, it 
could effect you on another play. 
You just have to forget about it 
and make up for it the rest of the 

Ponstein later proved his words 
of wisdom to be true as he and the 
rest of the defense repeatedly 
pounded the Lions offense. His 
fumble recovery helped to create 
just one of the many turnovers in 
the game. 

By the half, the defense fought 
so hard they held the Lions to an 
amazing score of 45-15 and scored 
14 of those points. Needless to 
say, the Demons were pumped 
and ready for more. 

During halftime, Ponstein and 
the rest of the team sat for a well- 
deserved rest. Accounts of the 
great plays that had mounted up 
were told in loud, ecstatic voices. 
Words of encouragement were 

not needed from head coach Scott 
Stoker. Neil and the team only 
needed his quick slap on the 
shoulder to be ready to play 
another half of record-breaking 

The second half of the game 
was just as crazy and amazing as 
the first. Neil and the defense hit 
hard and took the ball away from 
the Lions play after play, and by 
the middle of the third quarter, 
the first string was resting on the 

"Any time the defense and I 
can be on the sidelines with this 
much time left in the game it feels 
pretty good and shows we did 
our job pretty well," 

Ponstein talked with friends for 
the rest of the game as he watched 
his team run up the score to an 87- 
27 final, a score that earned a 
place in the record books. 

The historic game landed the 

2003 Demons into the NSU and 
Southland Conference record 
books with the single game scor- 
ing record. 

Ponstein's shock was obvious 
at the end of the game. 

"This feels great," Ponstein 
said. "If you would have told me 
before today's game that I would 
ever see a score this high, I would 
have told you you were crazy." 

His team now in the record 
books, Ponstein is already focus- 
ing on the next challenge: confer- 
ence play. 

"I know this has made us a bet- 
ter team," Ponstein said. "We are 
going to be more than fired up to 
start conference next week, but 
anything can happen during con- 

With and the Demon's focus 
unwavering Ponstein's help, one 
can only imagine what is in store 
for he and his fellow Demons. 

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Hankins, forcing the errant throw. 
David Pittman would later score 
his first touchdown of the game 
on another interception return for 
69 yards. 

The Demons opened the second 
half of play with a 65-yard drive, 
capped by a one-yard run from 
Sampson. The Demons opened 
the lead to a 44-point margin later 
in the quarter when Pittman 
added his second score of the 
evening after the blocked field 
goal. A little over a minute later, 
NSU added another score. With 
just over two-and-a-half minutes 

left in the third quarter, the 
Demons broke the 45-year-old 
record for most points in a game 
when third team tailback Greg 
Skidmore ran to score a 15-yard 
touchdown. Skidmore, a fresh- 
man, finished the night with a 
career best 98 yards in 14 carries. 
The third quarter came to a close 
with the Demons leading 66-15, 
and the majority of the fans long 
gone, but the scoring was far from 

With 10:18 left to play, reserve 
defensive back Bruce Woods 
intercepted a pass and scored eas- 

ily from 8 yards out. Demon full- 
back Titus May scored on a bruis- 
ing 7-yard run before Woods, a 
walk on freshman, added his sec- 
ond interception and touchdown 
return of the night, this one cover- 
ing 33 yards, to end Northwestern 
State's scoring for the night. The 
Lions added a couple of inconse- 
quential touchdown passes late in 
the game to make the final score 

Ryan Lewis played all but one 
series against SLU after a stellar 
performance last week and fin- 
ished six of 13 with 78 yards and a 

touchdown through the air. 
Johnese led the Demons' ground 
attack with 145 yards and two 
touchdowns on 15 carries while 
Sampson contributed with 102 
yards and another pair of touch- 
downs on 14 carries. It marks the 
second consecutive week that 
both tailbacks have surpassed the 
100-yard mark. 

Despite being repeatedly ham- 
mered and intercepted five times 
by the hard-charging Demon 
defense, freshman quarterback 
Martin Hankins showed some 
potential and a lot of heart in the 

losing effort. He finished the 
night 21-48 with 199 yards pass- 
ing and three touchdowns. Hank- 
ins was actually taken out of the 
game until NSU's first team 
defense was pulled. The Demon 
defense accumulated only four 
sacks on the game, but was able to 
get to the SLU passers 25 times, 
including 17 bone-crunching hits 
on Hankins. 

Southland Conference play 
opens this weekend for the 5-2 
Demons as they travel to Texas 
State University to take on the 3-4 

Cubs' fan that caught the foul ball is now a marked man 

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By James Janega 
and Brett McNeil 

Chicago Tribune 
By all indications, nobody at 
Wrigley Field during Game 6 of 
the playoffs was rooting harder 
for the Cubs than Steven Bart- 

On Tuesday night, natural 
physical instinct took over. Seated 
in the front row of the left field 
stands, Bartman reached out to 
snag a Marlins foul ball as Cubs 
left fielder Moises Alou closed in 
for a catch. When Bartman 

knocked the ball away, Alou 
banged his glove and pointed 
toward the bewildered-looking 

And with that reflexive act, 
Bartman's life-and perhaps the 
fortunes of the Chicago Cubs 
franchise-were forever altered. 

After the foul ball that might 
have been the second out in the 
eighth inning, the Marlins went 
on to score eight runs and force a 
seventh and deciding game. 

The Billy Goat curse had struck 
again. And this Goat arrived in 

the least suspecting of all forms- 
an unassuming, bespectacled 
Everyman who simply wanted to 
catch a foul ball hit almost right to 

Moments after the play, thou- 
sands of fans at Wrigley chanted a 
profane insult at Bartman. In the 
grandstand sections near Bart- 
man, angry fans pointed at him, 
shouted curses and hurled cups 
of beer and bags of peanuts. 

As security guards struggled to 
impose order, the din around 
Bartman grew louder and meaner. 

Many in the stands shouted they 
wanted Bartman dead, and one 
later shouted "Lynch him!" 

In the bottom of the 8th inning, 
Cubs' officials opted to remove 
Bartman for his own safety. 
Escorted by off-duty Chicago 
police officers, Bartman covered 
his face as he was led to the secu- 
rity office amid a chorus of jeers 
and insults and thrown objects. A 
few minutes later, guards let him 
go and he left, unrecognized, 
through the stadium's front gate. 

By Wednesday morning, Bart- 

man was the subject of intense 
ridicule across the country, on 
Internet sites, on national televi- 
sion, on talk radio, on the lips of 
Cubs faithful far and wide. Even 
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a 
lifelong Cubs fan, piled on, call- 
ing Bartman's attempt to catch the 
ball "stupid." 

Television crews swarmed the 
Northbrook home where Bartman 
lived with his parents and police 
were called to keep order. At 
Wrigley Field on Wednesday 
night, one fan carried a placard 

chastising Bartman as the "Goat 
Boy." Another fan carried a sign 
saying "America's Most Wanted" 
above his photo. 

Emails of an Internet posting 
featuring Bartman swirled. Sati- 
rizing a credit card commercial, it 
showed a photo of a headphone- 
wearing Bartman sitting by him- 
self in the stands after the contro- 
versial foul ball. Over the picture, 
it read: "Cubs hat: $15. Head- 
phones: $45. Front Row Seats: 
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Thursday, October 16, 2003 
the Current Sauce 

Next week's games (home games in bold): 

Football Soccer 

10/18 vs. TXST — 6 p.m. 10/17 vs.TXST — 4:30 p.m. 

Volleyball 10/19 vs. SHSU -2 p.m. 

10/21 vs. LTSU — 7 p.m. 



The Way 
I See It 

A wacky 

What a crazy Saturday 
in MLB and NCAA foot- 
ball this past weekend— 
NSU scores 87 against 
SLU, six teams ranked in 
the top 25 lose and Pedro 
Martinez throws Don 
Zimmerman to the ground 
at Fenway Park. 

NSU rolled this week- 
end like Zimmerman at 
Fenway. The Demons 
could not help but run the 
score up as Hal Mumme, 
SLU"s head coach, just 
kept throwing the ball 
while NSU picked it off 
almost every time. Maybe 
Coach Stoker could put in 
the back up guys sooner, 
but still it was exciting 
watching the Demons fin- 
ish with 87 points. 

It was good to see back- 
up senior defensive line- 
man Thomas Scott and 
Stephon Bostick get to 
play. The Demons were 
winning by a lot, but how 
come the backup guys go 
in with five minutes left in 
the fourth quarter? 

Plus, Scott led the team 
in QB hurries and was a 
strong defensive force in 
2001, so why is he not 
starting but a freshman is? 

In the college ranks, the 
bowl championship series 
picture got clearer this 
past weekend with Okla- 
homa dismantling Texas 
and Miami beating Florida 

Now the road to the 
national championship 
might be decided on two 
games on Nov. 1. Miami 
travels to face the unde- 
feated Virginia Tech Hok- 
ies and the Sooners face 
No. 24 ranked Oklahoma 
State, who has beaten 
them the past two seasons. 
If Miami and Oklahoma 
win, then they will face off 
in the national title game 
in the Sugar Bowl. 

I like the crazy scenario 
where Miami, Oklahoma 
and Virginia Tech lose 
leaving only two unde- 
feated teams: Northern 
Illinois and TCU. Nobody 
gives these two teams 
credit even though the 
Huskies have beaten 
teams from the Big 12, 
ACC and SEC, which are 
all in the BCS. The MAC 
conference has two other 
teams, Marshall and Tole- 
do, that have also beaten 
ranked teams in the top 25 

The BCS committee is 
deciding now what to do 
to include mid-major 
schools or the conferences 
left out of the BCS cash 
crop bowl games. 

These conferences are 
the Conference USA, 
Mountain West, Mountain 
Athletic Conference, Sun 
Belt and the West Athletic 
Conference. The BCS com- 
mittee looks to either vote 
for another BCS bowl for 
these conferences or might 
have a game after the BCS 
bowl games. 

The BCS committee is 
meeting this week to come 
up with a plan for the BCS 
to fit in these mid-major 
conferences. Which is only 
fair. Why are these confer- 
ences left out? 

Watch the Demons on 
TV this Saturday; because 
you never know what will 

Cheryl Thompson/ the Current Sauce 

Senior safety Neil Ponstein takes a breather after stopping the Southeastern Lions on an offensive series 
Saturday night. The hard-hitting safety takes a knee to conserve energy for the next defensive series. 

A day in the life 

of a Demon player 

Cheryl Thompson/ the Current Sauce 

Ponstein gets ready for Saturday's game against Southeastern. 

By Joshua Barrios 

Athletics Bureau Chief 

As many of the Demon 
fans piled into Turpin Stadi- 
um on Saturday to watch 
the Demons pound away at 
the Southeastern Lions, did 
any of the Demon fanatics 
stop to wonder what it must 
be like to be a Demon? 

Most of students and fac- 
ulty probably did not, but 
there are quite a few players 
on the field who would tell 

if they were asked. 

Senior defensive back 
Neil Ponstein is one among 
the crowd that lives this 
Demon life every Saturday. 

Neil and the Demons 
begin their Saturdays as 
almost anyone else would, 
with a midmorning wake 
up and an afternoon trip to 
campus for lunch. Well, 
maybe it's not like every- 
one's Saturday. 

The Demons gather in 
Iberville Dining Hall for 
their game day lunch. This 

is where the game's hype 
begins. Players talk about 
previous games, personal 
stories and what the other 
teams said about them this 
week. The game's fire is 
sparked by food and game 
day threats. 

Lunch is quickly followed 
by the weekly team meet- 
ings where Neil listens to 
every word from Defensive 
Backs Coach Jason Rollins. 
Neil and the rest of the team 
watch hours of practice film 
■ See Ponstein, page 7 

Demons break records with win 

Demons shatter school 
and conference records 

in consecutive weeks 
after dominating 

Southeastern 87-27. 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

For the second straight 
week the 2003 Northwestern 
State football team put their 
mark on the record books as 
they overcame some sloppy 
play early and almost 200 
yards in penalties to destroy 
the Southeastern Louisiana 
Lions, 87-27. Numerous 
records fell in the game 
including the record for most 
points, most combined 
points (114) and most touch- 
downs in a game (12). 

Even in an offensive explo- 
sion like this, the NSU 
defense was the catalyst. 
Leading 45-15 at halftime, 
the game was hardly in 
doubt after the first quarter. 
The nationally ranked No. 1 
Purple Swarm defense 
picked off six passes and 
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Junior tailback Derrick Johnese looks for an opening to gain some positive yardage at Turpin Stadium 
Saturday night. Johnese ran for 145 yards on 15 carries and a pair of touchdowns against the Lions. 

touchdowns. The Demon 
defense added yet another 
score when safety Eric Louis 
blocked a field goal attempt 
then threw the ball laterally 
to teammate David Pittman 
for a 62-yard touchdown. 

The Demon offense did 
their share of the damage as 
well. NSU scored twice in 
the first quarter, but those 
points were sandwiched by a 

pair of SLU touchdowns. 
SLU got on the board first on 
a three-yard touchdown pass 
from Martin Hankins to 
Dane Wobbema. It was the 
last time the Lions would 
lead, as the Demons 
answered quickly, marching 
79 yards on their next drive 
and scoring on a 25-yard run 
by Derrick Johnese. 
After Jerry Goldsmith 

intercepted the next Hankins 
pass, NSU found themselves 
right back in the end zone on 
the next play as Ryan Lewis 
connected with Derrick 
Doyle on a 40-yard play- 
action pass. The score put 
the Demons up 14-6, but on 
the ensuing kickoff the Lions 
cut into that lead with a 97- 
yard return from Keylam 
■ See Demons, page 7 

Players of 
the week 

Southland Conference 

• Sophomore cornerback 
David Pittman had two 
defensive touchdowns 
against SLU. Pittman 
had a 69-yard intercep- 
tion return and a 62- 
yard TD run after a 
blocked field goal. The 
field goal return netted 
him SLC Special Teams 
Player of the Week. 

• Junior tailback Derrick 
Johnese ran for 145 
yards on 15 carries. 
Johnese. had two touch- 
downs including a stop 
and go 82-yard run, and 
a 25-yard scamper. 

Sports Information: 

Volleyball wins consecutive home games 

Sports Information 

NSU vs. ULM 

Northwestern State contin- 
ued their recent surge of 
dominating play as the Lady 
Demons rolled past 
Louisiana-Monroe 3-0 in 
Southland Conference vol- 
leyball action here Tuesday 

That surge began after the 
Lady Demons rallied for a 3- 
2 win after being down 0-2 
against Southeastern 
Louisiana last Saturday. 

"We set some goals after 
that win (SLU)," said head 
coach Leigh Mullins. "Our 
first goal was to come out 
and beat (UL) Monroe in 
three straight." 

Goal accomplished. 

NSU won quickly in the 
first game by a 30-13 count. 
ULM helped out with seven 
service aces in the game. The 
Lady Demons struggled 
early in the second but was 
able to regroup and take the 
game by a 30-23 score. 

Game three was all Lady 
Demons as they won by a 30- 
18 count and improving their 
record to 10-11 overall. NSU 
evened their SLC record to 5- 
5 - the first time in school 
history that a Lady Demon 
team has been .500 in league 
play this far into the season. 

Offensively, NSU shared 
the ball well with every play- 
er except one knocking down 
a kill. Becky David led the 
team with 10 while Beth 
Freeland powered her way to 
a .500 hitting game. 

As a team, the Lady 
Demons hit .282 on the night 
with 50 kills on 117 attempts. 
Louisiana-Monroe (4-18, 0- 
10) was held to .097 hitting 
with 32 kills on 103 attempts. 

NSU vs. SLU 
By Jennifer Robbins 

Staff Writer 

Bump, set, finally a spike 
to win the fifth game against 
Southeastern this past Satur- 
day at Prather Coliseum 
improving the Lady Demon 
volleyball team to 9-11 over- 
all and 4-5 in the Southland 
Conference play. 

The last two games against 
Stephen F. Austin and 
Nicholls slipped away from 
the Demons in the fifth 

game. SLU was up two 
games on NSU, but after half 
time, the Lady Demons came 
out ready to battle. 

Head coach Leigh Mullins 
said, "I coach Monday 
through Thursday, and Fri- 
day and Saturday is up to 

The Lady Demons had been 
up in the games before, but 
they let the other team steal 
the victory from the Demons. 

"The biggest thing is we 
came from behind," Mullins 

However, on Saturday the 
thief was NSU who dealt 
with adversity and hustled 
to get the win. Priscila 
Augusto led with 27 kills, 
one of which was the game 
winner, followed by Becky 
David with 14 kills, Beth 

Freeland and Flavia Belo 
both with 11, and 10 kills 
from Evelyn Getzen and 
Vanessa Williams. 

In addition, Belo had her 
first career triple-double, 
with 11 kills, 64 assists and 11 
digs. She also led the team in 
hitting with a .647 percent- 
age. Belo's performance in 
the past three games earned 
her SLC offensive player of 
the week. 

NSU takes on the University 
of Louisiana at Monroe on 
Tuesday, which is 0-9 in con- 
ference play with the Lady 
Demons winning the first 
match -up between the two 
teams. Then, they are back 
on the road first against 
Stephen F. Austin on Friday, 
and then challenging Texas- 
Arlington on Saturday. 


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What's Current? 


Caddo schools' COO up for VP 
of University Affairs 

The Shreveport Times reported that John Dilworth, an 
NSU bachelor's and master's graduate and current 
Chief Operating Officer for Caddo Parish schools, is the 
University's pick for Vice President of University Affairs. 

Dilworth must be approved by the state Board of 
Regents, which met yesterday and meets today. If 
approved, Dilworth would oversee the maintenance, 
improvement and expansion of the University's build- 
ings and infrastructure. 

The University accepted applications from throughout 
the country, The Times reported. 

Shreveport Times 
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Scholarship named after former 
theater coordinator Wann 

The Jack Wann scholarship was created in honor of 
eljjack Wann, former head of the theater department, for 
his 15 years of service to NSU. 

Wann also received an Emeritus Professor Award. This 
is an honorary title given by the University to its out- 
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bration and National Make a Difference Day. The Yell 
Leaders removed litter from La. Highway 6, beginning 
at the new welcome sign and heading toward Interstate 

City of Natchitoches 

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One Card makes quiet debut 

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Vending machines in Kyser Hall, with copy machines in Watson Library and some on-campus washing 
machines, have started accepting Speed Demon accounts on student ID cards. 

By Jennifer Dowden 

Class writer 

Some vending machines 
and dorm laundry facilities 
have been upgraded with 
the Speed Demon Card sys- 
tem this semester. 

The Speed Demon Card 
is the same as the student 
identification card. The 
new system works as a 
debit card and allows 
money left in the account to 
carry over from semester to 

SGA Speaker of the Sen- 
ate Zachary Pulliam said, 
"It will allow students to 
use money on things other 
than the cafeteria." 

Students that require a 
meal plan will still receive 
one, and the meal plan 
funds will not carry over, 
said Kristy Vienne, One 
Card operations coordina- 

With the debit system, 
students can add money to 
the card at their conven- 
ience. There are two Card 
System Value Terminal 
reloading machines located 
in the Student Union and 
Watson Library, according 
t o 

"Library use is up 
because people don't know 
about the one in the Stu- 
dent Union," said Lanetta 
Green, criminal justice 
major and library student 

Soon, the Speed Demon 
Card will be added to pho- 
tocopying and drink 
machines. ARAMARK and 
the University Bookstore 
may accept the Speed 
Demon Card also. Student 
support is the main key. 
The more support generat- 
ed for the system the easier 
it will be to get businesses 
• See One Card, page 2 

SGA issues organizational grants 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

In a 30 minute meeting 
Monday, the SGA senate 
approved two pieces of leg- 
islation and a presidential 
appointment with little dis- 

The first piece of legisla- 
tion approved was a resolu- 
tion that the University re- 
pair broken concrete near the 
north entrance of the Stu- 
dent Union. The senate 
unanimously approved the 

The SGA also unanimous- 
ly approved an amendment 
to the SGA by-laws that will 
now allow the Organization- 
al Grants Committee to meet 

quorum, or the number of 
voting members that must 
be present at a meeting in 
order to do business, with 
five out of seven members. 
Previously, all seven mem- 
bers had to be present to 
meet quorum. 

Also, Casey Ponders was 
appointed to the SGA senate 
by a unanimous vote. Pon- 
ders formerly served on the 
SGA supreme court, but 
resigned from the supreme 
court to serve on the senate. 

At the meeting, the SGA 
supreme court announced 
that Sharmyn Little was re- 
elected as chief justice of the 
supreme court. 

Representing the Organi- 
zational Grants Committee, 
senator Dustin Floyd 

announced that two organi- 
zations were approved to 
receive grants from the SGA. 

Floyd said that Zeta Phi 
Beta will receive funds to 
organize a campaign against 
domestic violence, and the 
Public Relations Student 
Society of America will 
receive funds to organize a 
campaign about student 
parking, promoting the cam- 
pus shuttle service and 
encouraging students to 
walk to class instead of driv- 

A bill proposing new con- 
sequences for senators who 
are absent or leave meetings 
early was withdrawn by the 
bill's sponsor, senator Alan 
Sypert. Sypert said that he 
wants to make changes to 

the bill, and he plans to bring 
it back before the senate 

SGA president Greg 
Comeaux said that a bill pro- 
posing to combine the duties 
of the SGA secretary and 
SGA treasurer into one posi- 
tion died in the Internal 
Affairs Committee because 
of incorrect research. 

The original bill states that 
the SGA secretary receives a 
student worker paycheck for 
35 hours per month out of 
the SGA budget. However, 
the student worker paycheck 
does not come from the SGA 
budget. It comes out of the 
Student Union office budget. 

Three new resolutions will 
be voted on at the next SGA 
meeting on Monday at 7 

p.m. in the Cane River Room 
of the Student Union. 

The first is a resolution 
stating that that views of 
Ralph Nader, who was invit- 
ed by the SGA to lecture at 
NSU on Nov. 6, do not neces- 
sarily reflect the views of the 

Another resolution states 
that the fountain at the main 
entrance of campus is not 
kept clean and that the Uni- 
versity should have this 
fountain cleaned at least 
once a month. 

According to the third res- 
olution, the five pedestal 
tables on Normal Hill are 
cracked and hazardous to 
students. The resolution 
states that the University 
should replace these tables. 

Group teaches chemistry with tie dye 

By Callie Reames 

Metro Bureau Chief 

NSU's rejuvenated chapter of the American 
Chemical Society taught sixth graders at the NSU 
Middle Lab School how to tie dye t-shirts Tues- 

"We're just interacting with the kids, and help- 
ing them. We're making sure they've got the basic 
gist of what's going on," said Lindsey Hicks, a 
senior health and exercise science and nursing 

The society students taught three of Ms. 
Sheild's sixth grade classes about tie-dying and 
its chemical reactions. "That's the educational 
part," Hicks said. 

One sixth grader said, "It was fun because we 
got to skip class, and it was something fun to do 
because we learned to dye shirts." 

Ashley Dunham, a junior chemistry major and 
president of the society, said, "It's kind of like an 
outreach program to help get younger students 
interested in chemistry because it's not taught 
that much in middle school." 

Another sixth grader said, "It was cool." It did 
not spark his interest in chemistry as a future 
career, though. "I either want to be in the Army or 

■ See Tie Dye, page 2 

Photo courtesy Edward L. Boudreaux III 

A member of the American Chemical Society helps students at the NSU Middle Lab school tie dye t-shirts Tuesday. 

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News — the Current Sauce — Thursday, October 23, 2003 

NSUPD Segway recalled 

By Mara Rubino 

Staff writer 

Less than a year after university 
police got a Segway Human Trans- 
porter, it has been recalled. 

The Segway is a motorized 
scooter with two wheels that 
allows its rider to face forward 
while standing up. The University 
police's Segway is one of 6,000 
recalled by the U.S. Consumer 
Product Safety Commission. All 
series i, e and p model Segways 
pose a hazard of not delivering 
enough power when the batteries 
are low, causing riders to fall. 

Rickie Williams, university 
police chief, said, "We never had 
that happen to us and we'd run 
ours all the way down. And it will 
tell you to get off of it. Ours was 
working like it should." 

Med Express, the Segway dealer 

in Alexandria where theirs was 
bought, picked the Segway up last 
week to perform the necessary 
upgrades on the software. 
Williams said Med Express kept 
their Segway for only two days, 
and the police are now riding it 

Williams said, "I don't think 
there was anything wrong with 
ours, but they upgraded it any- 

When the university police first 
got the Segway, Officer Mark Rus- 
sell fell off of it and hurt his back 
when trying to balance it. 

"The hardest part of riding the 
thing is getting on it," Williams 
said. "It balances itself. It's got five 
gyroscopes in it and when you get 
on it, you've got a natural tenden- 
cy to try to balance. Whatever you 
do, it's going to fight you because 
it's already balanced and it knows 

Williams said Russell fell off 
because he didn't listen to him. 
"That's another reason he got hurt. 
He wouldn't do what I told him 

But that hasn't stopped 
Williams from letting students 
ride the Segway. He's let about 50 
students ride it and he even let me 
give it a try. Before I got on the 
Segway, a smiley face appeared on 
the LCD screen to show me it was 
ready When I started riding the 
Segway, I felt like it had a mind of 
its own because it could stand up 
by itself. However, it's surprising- 
ly easy to work. To turn the Seg- 
way, there was a knob on the left 
handlebar. When I stood still and 
turned the knob, the Segway 
spinned around in circles. Then all 
I had to do was lean forward to go 
forward and lean back to go back- 
ward. The Segway did the rest of 
the work. 

11:03 p.m. 

Suspicious students 
were speeding around 
on golf carts in front of 
the student union. An 
officer was sent over to 
question them. The 
students said they 

were just taking a "joy 
ride" because the keys 
were left in the golf 

11:58 p.m. 

A student called with 
a complaint that there 
was blood in the stair- 

well of Bossier Hall. 
Red River Sanitors 
were called to check it 
out. There were a few 
dry drops, possibly the 
result of a nose bleed. 

3:22 a.m. 

A caller from the 
front desk of Sabine 
reported that there was 
a woman outside 
whose boyfriend was 
harassing her and 
would not let her enter 
the dorm. 

Elizabeth Bolt 

Math software disappoints 

Creole conference in New Orleans 

NSU-Tulane joint 
venture scheduled 
to be in Natchitoches 
next year 

By Nathan Lowrey 

Staff writer 

The Creole Studies Conference 
will take place on Oct. 23-25 at 
the Radisson in New Orleans. 

The conference is co-hosted by 
NSU and Tulane University of 
New Orleans. 

The conference will have 
exhibits on subjects such as Cre- 

One Card 

involved, Vienne said. 

"The One Card helps because 
the library has no change," said 
biology major Tenecia McGraw. 
"Plus, it saves money. The copy 
card costs two dollars and you 
have to put five dollars on it." 

ole genealogy, family photos, 
and documents including birth 

NSU's Creole Heritage Center 
will have an exhibit featuring 
pictures, flyers, history of past 
events, t-shirts and lapel pins. 

There will be about 60 presen- 
ters from all over the world. 
Musical Performances will be 
given by the blues performer Al 
"Lil Fats" Jackson and Willis 
Prudhomme, a Zydeco musi- 

The Creole People's Awards 
will also be presented at the con- 

These awards are presented to 
distinguished individuals in 
acknowledgment of their recog- 
nition and support of the Creole 

heritage and Louisiana's culture. 

Some of the recipients include 
U.S. Senators Mary Landrieu 
and John Breaux and U.S. Repre- 
sentatives Jim McCrery, William 
Jefferson, and David Vitter. 

On Oct. 8-9, 2004, NSU will 
host the conference on campus 
in conjunction with Tulane. The 
bulk of the activities will take 
place throughout the Student 

Many of the same activities 
can be expected at the 2004 con- 

University President Randall 
Webb said, "It certainly is a 
wonderful opportunity to high- 
light the Creole people, their 
heritage, language, and cul- 


The Speed Demon Card may 
become the only student identifi- 
cation card and the University 
may discontinue the use of 
semester stickers. There is no 
activation fee and the Speed 
Demon office may soon provide 

monthly statements. 

"There is a positive turnout," 
Vienne said. "Students everyday 
are signing up for the program." 

For more information on the 
Speed Demon Card call 357-5131, 
or visit Student Union 102. 

By Ricky Fridrick 

Staff writer 

Some incoming freshmen feel 
that they can do without Math 
Lab 1021 and the computer soft- 
ware it provides. 

The program being used for 
Math 1021, Phim2, is software 
developed by an independent 
company, Prentice Hall, to intro- 
duce students to intermediate 

The goal of Math 1021 is to 
help students understand the 
material being presented in 
Math 1020. It is targeted at stu- 
dents who made a 17 or 18 in 
math on the ACT, and it gives 
these students a chance to enter 
Math 1020 instead of remedial 
math classes. 

Slow logins, screen freezes, 
and lost assignments are just a 
few of the problems students 
found with the software. 

"The program hasn't helped at 
all," said Renee Liberto, an 
incoming freshman taking the 
1021 course. "If anything it has 
been doing the opposite in my 
understanding of math." 

Most of the class agrees that 
none of the program's material 
applies to Math 1020 and the 
program is more stressful than 
beneficial to learning math. 

Students have been finding it 
difficult to make the grades they 
need for the class when the pro- 
gram loses or deletes online tests 
from its memory, and the stu- 
dents are left with no choice but 
to take the online test again. 

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Also online at 

College Democrats 

For students interested in 
joining this campus political 
organization, contact Joshua 
Williams at mrfreeze917@hot- 

NSU Tutors 
NSU Tutors is looking for 
tutors that are interested in 
tutoring elementary, junior 
high and high school students. 
NSU Tutors accepts all majors 
and classifications. 

For more information con- 
tact Joshua Williams at 

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Business Professionals 
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Business Professionals of 
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next meeting on Wednesday at 
noon in Russell 213. Dion 
Boyett, director of the #1SBDC, 
will be the guest speaker. There 
will be another drawing for 
those who wear their shirts to 
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in becoming members, contact 
Eric Dexter at 357-1226 or by e- 
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planning events that will be 
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Bring Connections to Kyser 225, 
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"It's a waste of time. You sit there to us 
software that does nothing more than 
confuse you." 

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Math 1021 stude 

"The material of the program is 
satisfying, but the performance of the 
program is a complete failure." 

Frank Seri 

NSU math department hej 

"It's a waste of time," says 
Christian Dugas, another stu- 
dent in 1021. "You sit there to 
use software that does nothing 
more than confuse you. The 
material is not having any influ- 
ence on Math 1020, making 
many of the students think they 
have just wasted two hours of 
their time every week." 

Many of the students are 
angry and don't wish to proceed 
any further into the program if it 
is going to affect their grades. 

Members of the math faculty 
agree that more needs to be done 
for 1021. 

"The material of the program 
is satisfying, but the perform- 
ance of the program is a com- 
plete failure," said Frank Serio, 
head of NSU's math department. 
Serio said that the program's 
poor performance in the class- 

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In addition to teaching the stu- 
dents how to dye t-shirts, NSU 
students explained the concept of 
moles to the sixth graders. 
Edward L. Boudreaux III, a sen- 
ior history and scientific inquiry 
major, explained the measure- 
ment method to the students 
because National Mole Day is 

Boudreaux said that a mole is a 
way to measure the number of 
molecules that are involved in 
chemical reactions. A mole of any 
substance is made up of 6.022 x 
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substance. To put this figure into 
perspective, Boudreaux said that 
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the size of a grain of beach said, 
there would be enough grains of 
sand to cover the entire state of 
California. That sand would be 
ten stories tall. The sizes of the 
water molecules, however, are 
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ning to do the same kind of actil 
ity with sixth and eighth gral 
classes in Provencal next week. 

"This is the first time we'i 
doing it," Rudd said about Tue 
day's learning activity, "becaui 
we've not been affiliated." 

The society at NSU has not hi 
more than six members in reed 
semesters, and it is required th 
a school have six members to t 
affiliated with the national soci 
ty. Rudd said that at least 10 sti 
dents have signed up for the sod 
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they can be more active. 

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WASHINGTON — The cost of a 
college education, which has risen 
steadily for a decade, soared for 
2003-04 school year. And now, 
j t jg becoming a political issue. 

A new report issued Tuesday 
showed that average tuition and 
fees at four-year public colleges 
jose 14 percent, to $4,694. Similar- 
ly costs at two-year public 
Schools rose 13.8 percent, to 

And at private universities, 
w r n ere costs run higher, prices 
rose 6 percent, to $19,710. 

The College Board, an associa- 
tion of colleges and universities 
that issued the report, blamed the 
economy and a shortfall of feder- 
j and state revenues. The group 
said many students have been 
protected from tuition hikes by 
the growing availability of finan- 
cial aid. 

Even so, the latest figures took 
on a political charge as Republi- 
cans accused colleges and univer- 
sities of wasting taxpayer funds 
on lavish campus facilities. 
Among those cited were large hot 
tubs, sunbathing decks and mas- 
sage facilities, as well as a rock- 
climbing wall at a recreation cen- 

ter at the University of Houston. 

Elwyn Lee, vice president for 
student affairs at the University of 
Houston, objected to his school's 
264,000-square-foot, $53 million 
recreation center being used as an 
example of college largesse. He 
said the facility was built at stu- 
dent request and is being 
financed with a $75-a-semester 

"There are no massage parlors. 
There are no pedicure places in 
our facility," Lee said. "Some peo- 
ple are speaking and letting their 
enthusiasm get away from them." 

But Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, 
chairman of the House Education 
and the Workforce Committee, 
said colleges and universities 
have not been held accountable 
for such spending. 

"Hyperinflation in college costs 
has been pummeling parents and 
students for more than a decade, 
and the problem has not been a 
lack of spending by states or the 
federal government," he said. 
"The bigger issue is whether insti- 
tutions are accountable enough to 
parents, students and taxpayers, 
and clearly they are not." 

College Board officials said 
schools have taken steps to tight- 
en their belts as the recession 
shrunk tax revenues. While they 
were reluctant to forecast future 

trends, they noted that college 
tuition and fees also had escalated 
during earlier recessions. 

"It is a problem, (but) it is not an 
unprecedented problem," said 
Sandy Baum, an economics pro- 
fessor at Skidmore College, who 
wrote the board's annual "Trends 
in College Pricing." 

In blaming the trend on tax rev- 
enue shortfalls, university offi- 
cials tapped into Republican 
angst about being accused of 
under-funding public education 
in advance of next year's presi- 
dential election. Democrats used 
the report to accuse Republicans 
of draining education coffers to 
pay for President Bush's tax cuts. 

"Republican tax and budget 
cuts have hurt students by forcing 
states to raise tuition," said Rep. 
George Miller of California, the 
ranking Democrat on the House 
education committee. 

Gaston Caperton, president of 
the College Board, warned 
against initiatives that would 
limit the ability of institutions to 
freely set tuition and fees. But 
Boehner has praised a bill intro- 
duced by Rep. Buck McKeon, R- 
Calif., that would allow the feder- 
al government to cut off federal 
subsidies to institutions that 
repeatedly impose "exorbitant" 
tuition increases. 

Daniel Langan, an Education 
Department spokesman, said the 
Bush administration would take a 
serious look at McKeon's propos- 
al. And he accused critics of using 
"inflammatory rhetoric," noting 
the administration's 2004 budget 
would boost funds for grants, 
loans and work-study opportuni- 
ties by $2.8 billion. 

The College Board report 
showed that during the last 
decade, tuition and fees rose 47 
percent on an inflation-adjusted 
basis at four-year public universi- 
ties and 22 percent at two-year 
public schools. Cost at private 
universities rose 42 percent. 

Despite the increases, college 
officials said they are struggling. 

"All of us need to focus on the 
mounting and troubling hard- 
ships of financing an education," 
said Caperton, who is a former 
Democratic governor of West Vir- 

David Ward, president of the 
American Council on Education, 
said reduced earnings on endow- 
ments and fewer financial gifts by 
alumni and corporations also con- 
tributed to funding shortages. 

"We are in the middle of a very 
difficult period in financing high- 
er education," he said. 

College Board officials said that 
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helped moderate the tuition 

They also said the effects of 
tuition and fee hikes were less 
burdensome on student pocket- 
books because almost 60 percent 
of undergraduates receive finan- 
cial aid. They said financial aid 
has been rising to further soften 
the blow. 

Statistics for student aid are a 
year behind tuition and fees. 

During the 2002-03 school year, 

total financial aid rose to $105 bil- 
lion, up 14.5 percent over the pre- 
vious year. And during the past 
decade, financial aid rose 203 per- 
cent, up from $34 billion in the 
1992-93 academic year. 

College Board officials said that 
financial aid left the "average stu- 
dent" well positioned to absorb 
increased costs. But they 
acknowledged that 40 percent of 
students receive no aid and have 
to shoulder the additional 

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By G. Robert Hillman 

The Dallas Morning News 

BALI, Indonesia — President 
Bush, pressing his message of toler- 
ance and democratic values, sought 
on Wednesday to dispel what he 
said was a deep-seeded perception 
in the Muslim world that "Ameri- 
cans believe that Muslims are ter- 

In a meeting with three moderate 
Muslim religious leaders, a Hindu 
cleric and a Christian religious 
leader on this island, rocked a year 
ago by a deadly terrorist bombing, 
Bush said he had made "very clear 
that I don't feel that way and Amer- 
icans don't feel that way." 

"Americans know that these ter- 

rorists are hiding behind Islam in 
order to create fear and chaos and 
death," he said. 

The president's conference with 
the religious leaders — a private 
session of about 30 minutes — 
came near the end of a weeklong 
swing through the Pacific. And it 
came, pointedly, in the country 
with the world's largest Muslim 

Bush discussed the meeting with 
reporters traveling with him on Air 
Force One, just after taking off for 
Canberra, Australia, his last foreign 
stop of the trip. 

Back in Bali, the Muslim religious 
leaders suggested their meeting 
with the president had gone a long 
way to improving very strained 

"I felt he was a quite warm per- 
son/ Azyumardi Azra, a Muslim 
scholar at the State Islamic Institute 
in Jakarta, told The Associated 
Press. "He responded, and he lis- 

Another of the leaders, Ahmed 
Hasyim Muzadi, chairman of the 
country's largest Muslim organiza- 
tion, Nahdlatul Ulama, with 40 mil- 
lion members, said that the session 
was only a beginning to better 
understandings and that U.S. poli- 
cy in the Middle had the "potential 
to divide Southeast Asia." 

"They did bring up the Middle 
East," Bush recalled, adding that he 
had explained his call for separate 
Palestinian state. But he warned 
that terrorist attacks in Israel and 
elsewhere in the region were stand- 

ing in the way. 

"There needs to be a concerted 
effort to fight off terrorists who are 
trying to prevent the establishment 
of a state," he said. 

Some of the religious leaders said 
the U.S. foreign policy was "titled 
toward Israel," Bush said, respond- 
ing, "Our policy is tilted toward 

On Iraq, another contentious 
issue for many Muslims, Bush said 
he told the religious leaders that the 
United States intended to "do our 
job" in securing and rebuilding the 
war-torn nation, then turn it back to 
the Iraqis as soon as they have writ- 
ten a constitution and held elec- 

"I don't want to put words in 
their mouth," Bush said of the reli- 

gious leaders, "but I think that 
relieved them to know that we have 
confidence in the Iraqi people's 
abilities to be a peaceful, free socie- 

Many Muslim leaders and others 
have been harshly critical of Bush 
and his policies, particularly the 
U.S.-led invasions of Afghanistan 
and Iraq. After the meeting, Bush 
said he felt he had had a good 
opportunity to offer his views. 

Some of the leaders had come 
with prepared remarks, he said, 
and he listened. 

"I'm glad I did it," he said. "They 
were, I think, appreciative of the 
fact I took time to listen to them and 
dispel some notions. 

"I reminded them," he added, 
"we've got a lot of Muslims living in 

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the United States, and they make an 
important contribution to our coun- 
try, and they're welcome in the 
United States. 

"We're a pluralist, free society. 
People can worship the way they 
want to worship," he said. "And it 
works well in America." 

Bush was in Bali for only about 
three hours because of ongoing ter- 
rorist threats. But the White House 
had been eager for him to proceed 
with the visit under tight security. 

During the news conference, Bush 
praised the Indonesia president for 
her fight against terrorism and for 
the "good progress" in strengthening 
democracy. And he pledged not 
only more aid to fight terrorism but 
also more money to support educa- 
tion and new elections next year. 

By Theresa Huffman 

Class writer 

The Gulf States Regional Com- 
munity Policing Institute (GSR- 
CPI) has received a grant from the 
U.S. Department of Justice Office 
°f Community Oriented Policing 

This grant was one of 31 award- 
ed regionally, and the NSU 
branch has received $700,000 to 
be divided among the programs. 

GSRCPI has ongoing training, 
and the newest program will 
begin Wednesday. The class will 
focus on diversity issues and will 
be held all day in the President's 
Lounge in the Student Union. The 
diversity training is a tool for law 
enforcement officials. It educates 
them about cultures and cultural 
differences. Daphne Levenson, 
director of GSRCPI, says that one 
°* the training sessions helps offi- 

cials learn about "different eye 
contact patterns and different val- 
ues of other cultures." 

The Louisiana Community 
Policing Institute was formed six 
years ago in Shreveport at LSU-S 
and is now located at NSU. 

When it was started, it was to 
be a three-year program to train 
law enforcement officers to better 
work in their communities. The 
LCPI was the only free training 
available to strengthen relation- 
ships between police and civil- 
ians. Since its conception, LCPI 
has changed locations and their 
name. GSRCPI is now located 
here at NSU. From their new loca- 
tion, GSRCPI services training 
programs in Louisiana, Mississip- 
pi and Alabama. 

GSRCPI moved into their 
newly renovated building at NSU 
at the request of top University 
officials including Joe Morris of 
the criminal justice program with- 

in the school of social sciences. 
Together, they work with campus 
police training. The training 
focuses on ethics, integrity and 
advancing community policing. 

Levenson said, "We're here to 
prevent crime. We're funded 
through the Department of Justice 
to prevent crime and build better 
relationships between communi- 
ties and law enforcement." 

The funding is requested annu- 
ally, and next year GSRCPI will 
have to send in a plan on what 
training sessions they would like 
to offer. COPS will then award an 
amount based on merit. Levenson 
says they never have a problem 
spending their allocated money. 
There are always training sessions 
requested within the tri-state 

For a list of training courses 
available for the 2003-2004 calen- 
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Thursday, October 23, 2003 
the Current Sauce 

Opinions E 


SAB scores success 
with Homecoming 

On Monday, the Student 
Activities Board (SAB) began 
their Homecoming Kick-Off 
Extravaganza by featuring the 
80s cover band The Molly Ring- 
walds. The event took place in 
front of the Student Union 
where there were free drinks 
and jambalaya with an NSU ID. 

A few members of the Sauce 
staff decided to check out the 
festivities. Overall, we were 
pleased with the planning the 
SAB put into the day. Not only 
was there a great turnout of stu- 
dents, but there was also a 
diverse crowd that attended. 
We watched students sing 
along to the lyrics of the songs 
and dance as if no one were 
watching. People were having 
a good, clean, fun time. 

One of the great things about 
Monday was that students actu- 
ally stayed to listen to the con- 
cert instead of grabbing the free 
food and leaving. In the past, 
the SAB has had events that 
had a low turnout. However, 
Monday was something that 
needed to be done a long time 

The band played for two 
hours for $4,300, which is a fair 
price, in our opinion. The cost 

covered hospitality, travel and 
sound. The band was also very 
down to earth and interactive 
with the crowd. They wel- 
comed students to come on 
stage and sing along and dance 
to songs such as "Push It" by 
Salt-n-Peppa and "Walk This 
Way" by Aerosmith. 

Due to the success on Mon- 
day, the SAB will have a month- 
ly concert. It was great to see 
something successful put on by 
the SAB and we encourage all 
organizations, especially the 
SAB to keep up the good work. 

Kristen Dauzat 

Managing Editor 

Elaine C. Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions Editor 

Cheryl Thompson 

Photo Editor 

Leslie Westbrook 

Copy Editor 

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Letters to the Editor 


Thomas Babington 

Lord Macaulay 

Former SGA president 
responds to columns 

I'd like to congratulate the Cur- 
rent Sauce's editorial staff on hav- 
ing an opinions page with opinion 
articles written by actual students 
in this week's paper rather than 
pulling articles from Knight-Rid- 
der news service for the first time 
in several weeks. I would however 
like to encourage the editorial 
board to educate themselves a little 
bit further on the SGA handing out 
money to recognized club sports 
such as the crew and flight teams 
"on a whim". Both of these groups 
first were required to submit budg- 
ets and proposals for funding to 
both the club sports committee and 
the fiscal affairs committee before 
the full Senate has the opportunity 
to debate (at length, for quite a few 
minutes actually) and give their 
final approval. 

Also I'd like to comment on 
Sports Editor Patrick Wesf s "The 
Way I See It" column. I found it 
funny that he is critical of which 
defensive players Coach Stoker 
and his staff are choosing to start 
this year, particularly in light of the 
fact that the Demons defense is cur- 
rently ranked third best in the 
nation in yards allowed. Opinions 
are good. Educated, informed, and 
well thought out opinions are bet- 

W. David Gunn 

Graduate Student 

SGA vice president 
responds to editorial 

In response to Garref s portion of 
last week's editorial, I understand 
your points of concern. The reason 
for the lack of excessive debate 
over how much money we give to 
club sports is by design. The SGA 
now has guidelines to help distrib- 
ute money in a more objective 
manner. The flight team has histor- 
ically posed many procedural 
problems for our SGA. They were 
denied money last year because 
they did not provide us with 
enough time to go through the 
proper channels. The Senate also 
felt that they had not done enough 
fundraising. With the new objec- 
tive guidelines in our by-laws, the 
flight team now knows that they 
need to raise at least thirty percent 
of the total amount requested. 
They must petition the SGA sever- 
al weeks before the scheduled 

The flight team last week was a 
good example of a club sport that 
fulfilled the objective criterion laid 
out in our constitution and accord- 
ingly received the money to go to 
their regional competition. I wish 
them the best of luck 

I assure you Garret, that the club 
sports committee and Fiscal Affairs 
examined the petition even before 
it went to the Senate floor. Now 
that the new Senators are getting 
familiar with student government 
here on campus, I am looking for- 
ward to hearing some serious 
debate on issues that impact stu- 
dents. Thank you for your edito- 

Scott Manguno 

SGA Vice-President 

Dustin Floyd responds 
to editorial 

The Ole Fort Pub came alive to 
the acoustic stylings of the leg- 
endary HooDoo Papas as Oprah 
Day was celebrated this past week. 
College students danced alongside 
elderly swing dancers, as all were 
in celebration of Oprah and her 
contributions to mankind. 
Strangely, after a biting editorial 
concerning the subject, not one 
signer of last week's editorial chose 
to attend and cover the story. 

Was I surprised? Surely not. 
Why would I expect any member 
of that crew to show journalistic 
integrity when they are, for the 
most part, ad salesmen, proof read- 
ers, and wanna-be quarterbacks? 

But remember this is just coming 
from a part-time bartender, so what 
do I know? 

I was shocked as I read last 
weeks Current Sauce to found out 
that a group of 'journalists" (I use 
this term loosely) decided to use 
Oprah Day to pick the SGA Stu- 
dent Senate apart. They coupled 
what little they know about the 
SGA with half-truths and managed 
to fill a sizable portion of the edito- 
rial page. While I was glad that this 
was actually student journalism, 
rather than filler off the wire, that 
we have been subjected to most of 
the semester, I was disappointed in 
its lack of research and credibility. 

I'll go ahead and admit it, I love 
student publications. I like the 
Current Sauce, most of its writers, 
and its management. I like NSU 22 
and the Potpourri. I love to give 
interviews to any of the organiza- 
tions because I think it makes me a 
better senator and maybe it makes 
their job a little easier. I am simply 
disappointed in the way that this 
group decided to go about this edi- 

I wish to challenge any of the 
authors who contributed to the 
piece to come to an SGA meeting. 
Learn what SGA does for the stu- 
dents. Come and see what kind of 
decisions we make in our depart- 
ment meetings and what it is like to 
serve on a university committee. 
Then, if you don't think we are 
doing it right, then you invest your 
time and effort and run for the Sen- 
ate. I think you will find it more 
rewarding to actually give of your- 
self for the betterment of the stu- 
dent body, than to Monday morn- 
ing quarterback what decisions the 
SGA makes. 

In closing, I wish to first thank 
Katie Durio for covering Oprah 
Day fairly last week. She is an 
excellent student journalist who 
should be commended for a job 
well done. Next, I would like to 
thank all the members of the Cur- 
rent Sauce editorial staff who saw 
fit not to sign the editorial, for 
whatever reason. Lastly, thanks to 
Courtney and the Staff at the Ole 
Fort Pub and The HooDoo Papas 
for making Oprah Day a success. 

Dustin G. Floyd 
5 term SGA Senator 
Former Senator of the Year 
Part-Time Bartender 

SGA senators respond 
to editorial 

Dear friends, 

I'd like to take this opportunity 
to tell you the truth concerning the 
opinion printed by the signing 
members of the Current Sauce Edi- 
torial Board in the October 16, 2003, 
edition of our campus newspaper. 
I do not wish to have a protracted 
battle with the Sauce, as that 
accomplishes nothing for you, the 
students. However, I feel that you 
should be made aware of the truth. 

First, I must clear up some of the 
inaccuracies in the column about 
SGA services. The Sauce submits 
that SLU offers fax services for a 
small fee, and that Nicholls has 
copy machines around campus. A 
look around STAT's web site 
(http: / / / student_ 
labs/) reveals that there is not only 
a free color copier available to stu- 
dents, but a free fax service on the 
third floor of the Student Union as 
well. Who was it that set up STAT 
so that they could provide students 
with these services? That would be 

Next, we should chat about 
Oprah Day. Yes, the SGA did estab- 
lish October 18 as Oprah Day but 
as the opinion pointed out, it was 
just a nicety. Why is it hard to 
understand that the bill was noth- 
ing more than a nicety? The Senate 
didn't approve any activities or 
thongs. If a student, acting on his 
own, wishes to celebrate Oprah 
Day, then he has the right to do so. 
His actions do not reflect that of the 
SGA, just as this letter doesn't 
reflect the beliefs of every SGA 


The students of 
Northwestern State 

Editor in Chief 

Garrett Guillotte 

Managing Editor 

Kristen Dauzat 

Diversions Editor 

Tasha N. Braggs 

Sports Editor 

Patrick West 

Photo Editor 

Cheryl Thompson 

Copy Editors 

Leslie Westbrook 
Anthony McKaskle 

Business Manager 

Linda D. Held 


Ryan Owens 


Paula Furr 

Vol um e 89. Issue 8 

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Letters to the Editor 


First copies of the Sauce 
are free to NSU students 
and faculty on campus. 
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For subscription 
information, contact the 
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All opinions are written by 
students of NSU and do not 
necessarily represent the 
opinion of anybody but 
their signers — and 
especially not the opinion 
of the Sauce's staff or 

All letters to the editor must 
be signed with a real name 
and contact information or 
they will not be printed. 

member. However, it does disturb 
me to know that the Sauce has 
nothing better to research than 
where one can buy Oprah thongs. 

Last, I think that you, a con- 
cerned student, should know just 
what it is that your SGA has been 
up to this semester. In eight short 
weeks the SGA has managed to 
schedule Ralph Nader, a promi- 
nent presidential candidate, to 
speak at our University. We've also 
increased the SGA loan to $75, 
begun to write the policies for the 
new Wellness, Recreation, and 
Activity Center, and passed legisla- 
tion that opens up the study rooms 
in Watson Library to all students. 

These are just a few things out of 
the many that SGA has been work- 
ing on, but apparently in the eyes 
of the authors these things do not 
provide services to you, the stu- 

You can see, dear friends, how 
the authors at the Sauce get their 
facts a little out of order. This is the 
second time in a mere eight weeks 
that the Sauce has printed an edito- 
rial based on falsities and inade- 
quate research. I encourage you to 
write a letter to the editor and 
express your outrage over the state 
of your campus newspaper, as well 
as the need for the authors to issue 
a public apology. I thank you for 
the time out of your busy day to 
read this letter. I thank you for 
reading this newspaper, however 
inaccurate it may be. Most of all, I 
thank you for your continued sup- 
port of the SGA. May God bless 
you, and may God bless NSU. 
With kindest regards, I am 

Sincerely yours, 
J. Keith Gates 
Senator at Large 
Commissioner of Student Affairs 
Leslie Ross 
Senator at Large 
Hunter Landry 
Freshman Senator 
Ashlie Fisher 
Senator at Large 
Commissioner of External Affairs 
Patrick Feller 
Senator at Large 
Jack Half ord 
Senator at Large 
Jeff Bergeron 
Senator at Large 
Matt Burroughs 
Senator at Large 

Editor's response to all this 

Mr. Gates is correct in saying that 
not enough of what the SGA has 
accomplished was mentioned in 
the editorial. 

However, his point about STAT 
requires some context. While Mr. 
Gates asserts that the SGA "set up" 
the Student Technology Advisory 
Team (STAT), the Student Technol- 
ogy Web site, at the address given 
by Mr. Gates as the STAT Web site 
under the "User Fee Agreement" 
link, in section I ("History"), says 
the Information Technology Advi- 
sory Committee (ITAC) created 

"In the spring of 1999, ITAC cre- 
ated the Student Technology Advi- 
sory Team (STAT) to act as the pri- 
mary body responsible for the 
appropriate use of the Student 
Technology Fees and to develop a 
formal internal fee use agreement 
between the student representa- 
tives and the University that 
defines both the governance and 
appropriate use of the Student 
Technology Fee." 

According to the same docu- 
ment, ITAC was created by the uni- 
versity and chaired by the Dean of 
Information Systems after the SGA 
passed the Student Technology Fee 
in 1997. The SGA took that action 
after the state legislature "enacted a 
bill authorizing each management 
board to implement a technology 
fee for their colleges and universi- 
ties," but only after a University's 
SGA approved the fee. 

The SGA's role in the Student 
Technology governance structure, 
explained in the same document, 

"The Student Government Asso- 
ciation is responsible for providing 
members .to the Student Technolo- 
gy Advisory Team. The Student 
Government Association is also 
responsible for promoting student 
interest and awareness in student 
technology matters as well as over- 
seeing the Student Technology 
Advisory Team to insure that the 
student technology component of 
NSTEP is being followed." 

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then-SGA president W. Davj 


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Movie review 

Tales from 
the chainsaw 

★*** (out of five) 

By Kyle Shirley 

Staff Writer 

It all started as a classic I97(ys 
American road trip: two attrac- 
tive young heterosexual couples, 
along with their amusingly off- 
beat yet nerdy buddy, set off on a 
marijuana-fueled jaunt through 
Texas with front row tickets for a 
Lynyrd Skynyrd show. 

Needless to say, when they 
encounter a dazed and creepy 
female hitchhiker outside of a 
backwoods little town, they stop 
to offer their assistance. Unfortu- 
nately for these youths, they are 
unfamiliar with the consequences 
of such an action, and are there- 
fore quite surprised when it leads 
them to a carnival of death and 
dismemberment at the hands of a 
chainsaw-wielding madman and 
his band of wacky sidekicks. 

But what is unfortunate for 
these teens is fortunate for the 
audience, as the latest incarnation 
of "The Chainsaw Massacre" 
proves to be an extremely enter- 
taining, if entirely predictable, 

After a brief overview of the 
gruesome (and supposedly true) 
nature of the chainsaw murders, 
we meet our protagonists as they 
enjoy a pit stop at a secluded 
swimming hole. But the light- 
hearted mood established here is 
quickly shattered when the group 
picks up a nearly catatonic girl 
mumbling about murders. After 
she commits suicide in their van, 
the teens are forced to stop and 
seek out the local sheriff. 

From this point on, the film 
takes a turn for the tense and omi- 
nous, as a host of unnerving 
locals are introduced, each more 
disturbing than the last. Ultimate- 
ly, the party meets up with every- 
one's favorite hate-driven butcher 
of humanity, Leatherface. And oh, 
how the blood doth flow. 

For the most part, the cast of 
teenagers is precisely what you 
have come to expect from a high 
budget Hollywood horror flick: 
attractive with mediocre acting 
abilities. The one gem here is 
Morgan, the token comic relief 
guy, played by Jonathon Tucker. 
Tucker glides along smoothly as 
™s character's mood changes 
from laid back, to paranoid, to ter- 
ror-stricken, to resigned would-be 
hero. While his companions 
remain predictable and flat, Tuck- 
er manages to keep you caring 
about their situation, whether or 
not you care about Morgan. 

The one other character that 
frulv stands out is R. Lee Ermey's 
Sheriff Hoyt. Ermey's portrayal of 
^ e redneck lawman immediately 
'jjvokes memories of his role as 
hard-nosed drill sergeant 
J°m Stanley Kubrick's "Full 
Metal Jacket." In fact, his per- 
formance is so strong that he 
manages to beat out Leatherface 
35 the film's most sinister and 
fettling character. At least 

hen you see a massive, disfig- 
^d, blood-stained man with a 
c hainsaw you know what to 
jVct. Sheriff Hoyt constantly 
you guessing about what 
obscenity he'll subject you 

though the film relies heavily 
° n trite and cliche settings filled 
^'th random rusty tools and doll 
"Jtts, the cinematography is actu- 
rv quite impressive. The camera 
Wee ps through the scenes, 
^ploying both smooth and 
Wmpy techniques to force the 
■ ! evv er to feel alternately 
jj^ersed in and detached from 
,. e film. The result is a pleasingly 
"Orienting ride through back- 
^ 0u nds and images that would 
"J lc kly become monotonous oth- 
er wis e . 

derail, "The Texas Chainsaw 

a ssacre" proves to be a surpris- 
Sty pleasing incarnation of the 
a ditional American horror 
,° v ie. If you're looking for a 
jjy innovative horror film with 
^ c dialogue, actions and its 
^ n unique style, go rent "28 
^ s Later." 

Chris Reich/ the Current Sauce 

Manager Karen Kilpatrick holds a fake sturgeon inside the holding tanks of the Natchitoches Fish Hatchery. (Below) Brenda Webb, the first lady of NSU, stands behind 
the chair Oprah Winfrey sat in on a visit to the president's home. 

Leading by 
Living after 
breast cancer 

By Tasha N. Braggs 

Diversions Editor 

Two women are living for the 
lives of others. These women 
are survivors of breast cancer 
and are taking action to find a 

Karen Kilpatrick, a manager 
at the Natchitoches National 
Fish Hatchery, was first diag- 
nosed with breast cancer in 
December 2000. 

"The first thing that goes 
through your mind is 'Oh am I 
going to die'," Kilpatrick said. 
"And the second thing is 'What 
about my husband and chil- 

Kilpatrick said that she had a 
mammogram in July 2000 and it 
came back negative. According 
to a pamphlet from the 
Woman's Hospital in Baton 
Rouge, a mammogram is the 
most accurate method for 
detecting breast cancer in its 
early stage. 

Kilpatrick said the symptoms 
began in October of that year 
when she felt a lump and sharp 
burning pain in her breast. 

Kilpatrick said the doctors 
told her that she had the most 

common type of breast cancer, 
Stage II carcinoma in situ. 
According to, 
Stage II can be one of the fol- 

• The tumor in the breast is 
no more' than 2 centimeters (less 
than three-quarters of an inch) 
across, and the cancer has 
spread to the lymph nodes 
under the arm; or 

• The tumor is between 2 and 
5 centimeters (three-quarters of 
an inch to 2 inches), and the 
cancer may have spread to the 
lymph nodes under the arm; or 

• The tumor is larger than 5 
centimeters (2 inches) but has 
not spread to the lymph nodes 
under the arm. 

Kilpatrick said that after 
going through the educational 
process and finding out what 
type of treatment she would go 
through to fight the cancer, she 
knew that she would have an 
excellent chance of surviving. 

Kilpatrick said that in Jan. 
2001, she began her treatment of 
chemotherapy and radiation 
therapy. According to radiation ther- 
apy is a procedure in which 
lines are drawn on the body and 

the use of high-energy radiation 
from x-rays, gamma rays, neu- 
trons, and other sources are 
used to kill cancer cells and 
shrink tumors. Kilpatrick said 
that the treatments were scary, 
but she continued to have a 
strong faith. 

"I have two boys that were 15 
and 12 at the time; and in 
August, I had brain surgery for 
the nerve problem, and then I 
had to turn around in December 
and tell them I had cancer," Kil- 
patrick said. 

Kilpatrick said that her family 
kept faith throughout her can- 
cer treatment. Kilpatrick said 
that she kept a positive attitude 
and looked to scripture and 
prayer to get her through each 

"I would tell people that I had 
a cancer policy and that my hair 
was going to fall out, but I'm 

going to come out of this [spiri- 
tually] richer, skinnier, and 
with better hair," Kilpatrick 
said, laughing. 

Kilpatrick said that despite 
her treatment she continued to 
go to the grocery store, cook for 
her family and do other ordi- 
nary household jobs. Although 
she could not do as much as 
before, she knew that she had to 
make the best of her situation 
and continue to have faith in 

"The big turning point was 
when my hair fell out because 
the chemo is like a poison that 
is killing off the cells in your 
body including your hair, but I 
ordered a wig and continued 
on," Kilpatrick said. "I even 
had a little fun with the kids at 
church by taking off my wig 
and letting them color my head 
■ See Leading, page 6 

Brushing up on breast cancer awareness 

By Christal Navarre 

Staff Writer 

Breast cancer is the most com- 
mon cancer for women in the 
United States. According to the 
National Cancer Institute there 
will be 212, 600 new cases of 
breast cancer in 2003. Are you at 

Risk factors 

According to the NCI, there are 
many risk factors for breast can- 
cer including age, history and 
race. The risk of breast cancer 
increases with age, and women 
over the age of 60 are at the most 
risk. The risk is also higher if 
breast cancer already runs in the 
family. It is especially high for a 
woman under 40 years of age if 
her mother, sister, or daughter 
has already had breast cancer. 

Women who have already had 
cancer in one breast have an 
increased risk of developing it in 
the other. Race is another factor. 
Breast cancer is more prevalent in 
white women. For more informa- 
tion on risk factors, Visit the 
National Cancer Institute web site 

Though there are many risk 
factors involved, most cases of 
breast cancer occur in women 

with no previous history of the 
disease in their family. 

Stages of breast cancer 

There are four stages of breast 
cancer. Stage I is the early stage. 
The tumor is no bigger than two 
centimeters across, and the cancer 
has not spread to the rest of the 
body. The higher the stage, the 
farther along the cancer has 
become. Stage III is locally 
advanced cancer, and in Stage IV 
the cancer has spread to other 
parts of the body. 

There are several ways women 
can help prevent the more 
advanced stages of breast cancer. 
Women can get a screening mam- 
mogram. The mammogram can 
show breast lumps before they 
are big enough to be felt. The NCI 
recommends that women over 
the age of 40 should get a mam- 
mogram every one to two years. 

Women can also get a clinical 
breast exam, given by their health 
care provider. The health care 
provider will look for things such 
as unusual differences in shape 
and size, checking for rashes or 
dimpling, or lumps in the breast, 
collarbone and underarm area. 
Women can also perform a self- 
exam to check for abnormalities 
or lumps. 


There are several venues for 
treatment. According to the NCI 
web site, treatments depend on 
the stage of the cancer and one of 
the following: size of the tumor 
compared to the breast, test 
results, whether or not the 
woman has gone through 
menopause and the woman's 

Women with cancer up to Stage 
IIIA have a choice of treatments to 
choose from. They can have 
breast-sparing surgery, which is 
followed by radiation therapy. 
They can also choose to have a 
mastectomy. Stages MB and IIIC 
usually result in chemotherapy, 
and if the chemotherapy shrinks 
the tumor enough they can then 
have breast-sparing surgery, a 
mastectomy, or radiation therapy. 
Women with Stage IV cancer can 
receive hormonal therapy, 
chemotherapy, or a combination 
of both. The treatments for Stage 
IV may not cure the cancer, but 
they can help the woman live 

National Breast Cancer 
Awareness Month 

October is National Breast Can- 
cer Awareness Month. Since 1985, 
NBCAM has helped educate 
women about breast cancer, and 

spread the importance of early 
detection through mammograms, 
clinical exams and self-exams. 
According to the NBCAM web 
site, every third Friday in October 
is National Mammography Day. 
National Mammography Day 
was first proclaimed in 1993 by 
President Clinton. On this day, 
radiologists provide discounted, 
and sometimes free, screening 
mammograms. This year, Nation- 
al Mammography Day fell on 
Oct. 17. 

NBCAM has had past victories. 
According to the NBCAM web 
site, breast cancer death rates 
showed their first decline 
between 1989 and 1995. Each year 
the death rate dropped by 1.4 per- 
cent, and increased to 3.2 percent 
from 1995 to 1998. In 1987, 27 per- 
cent of women 50 years and older 
had mammograms within the 
past two years. In 1998, that per- 
centage increased to 69. 

Federal funding has also 
grown. In 1991, funding for breast 
cancer research was $92.7 million, 
and in 1999, it was $660 million. 
More past accomplishments, 
future goals, and more informa- 
tion about NBCAM can be found 
at And remem- 
ber, early detection saves lives. 


Janie Warren 

for your 

Beautiful, healthy, sensation- 
al hair is definitely a head turn- 
er and confidence builder. 

When your hair is in good 
condition, anything is possible! 
Extreme styles, cuts, and colors 
are abundant this season, but 
before exploring those styles, 
proper cleansing and condi- 
tioning routines are a must. 

It is so easy for hair to 
become dull, lifeless, or 
unhealthy when lack of mois- 
ture conditioning and over use 
of heat and hair-styling prod- 
ucts is common. To solve that 
tress-stress, use shampoos and 
conditioners appropriate for 
your hair type and remember 
to use a leave-in conditioner. 
If s also crucial to cleanse your 
hair thoroughly. Try using an 
anti-residue shampoo. It works 
wonders because it strips the 
hair of any excess residue dif- 
ferent hair products can leave 
behind. Using anti-residue 
shampoo also helps your nor- 
mal hair products work better. 

If you have dry or damaged 
hair, use products made espe- 
cially for this problem, such as 
Infusium 23 or Ion. You'll defi- 
nitely see some better hair 
days. Frequent heat styling can 
be damaging to the hair, so 
reduce the amount of heat you 
use. Fortunately, products exist 
for every hair type — thin /fine; 
color- treated; dry /damaged, 
etc. Ifs definitely easy to find 
products to adhere to every 
" person's hair, but you have to 
decide which ones work best 
for you. If you're not sure 
about what products to use, 
consult a beautician or hairstyl- 

Another tactic in keeping 
hair healthy is to have those 
ends trimmed. You should get 
your ends trimmed once every 
six weeks. When you don't 
keep ends from becoming 
rugged, the hair shaft becomes 
uneven and eventually splits. 
Once your ends split, breakage 
and damage occur, and the 
hair's growth is stunted. 

Last, but certainly not least — 
remember that your diet has a 
lot to do with maintaining 
your hair. Drink plenty of 
water and eat your fruits and 
green vegetables on a regular 

Okay, now you have the 
basics in hair care. So what 
about styles and colors? 
Vibrant reds, blacks, browns, 
and blondes are hot this sea- 
son. Highlights are also taking 
over. For those of you who 
don't like chemical dyes, try a 
semi-permanent rinse. 
Although rinses don't last as 
long as permanent dyes, they 
are magnificent. Semi-perma- 
nent colors contain no alcohol 
and they usually contain mois- 
turizing agents that are actual- 
ly great for the hair. If you're 
looking to add a little glossy 
shine to your tresses, try a clear 
rinse, or for everyday use, try a 
glosser. Neither of these is 
heavy nor will they weigh 
down the hair. 

Once those tresses are condi- 
tioned and colored, start look- 
ing for trendy cuts and styles to 
complement your look. If you 
don't want to go too dramatic, 
get your hair cut in layers. This 
will provide a bit of added vol- 
ume, but still allow you to keep 
your initial length. For a sim- 
ple, classy look, try a bob cut 
with face-framing layers. For a 
different, easily maintained 
style, flip hair and cut a wispy, 
complementing bang. There 
are so many styles out there 
that would look great on you! 
Again, if you're not sure, skim 
through hair magazines. They 
contain great pictures and pos- 
sible hairstyles you would be 
interested in. 

Janie Warren is a senior journalism 
major. Her column apftears weekly in the 
Diversions section. 


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Kilpatrick said that she went 
through four treatments once a 
month. After the chemotherapy 
came radiation treatment for 
approximately 30 days. 

"I had wonderful support 
from friends and family during 
those 30 days driving me to and 
from Alexandria for radiation 
treatment," Kilpatrick said. 

Lana Litton, office assistant to 
Natchitoches Fish Hatchery and 
friend of Kilpatrick, took her to 
her final radiation treatment. 

"I felt really privileged that 
she chose me to share that with 
her," Litton said. "It is because 
of her that I have increased my 
awareness of breast cancer by 
taking a yearly mammogram 
and doing self examination for 

Kilpatrick said that though 
she was officially dismissed 
from treatment in June 2001, 
she continues to take a drug 
called Tamoxifen until Decem- 
ber 2005. According to, Tamoxifen is a 
drug that is used to treat breast 
cancer. Tamoxifen blocks the 
effects of the hormone estrogen 
in the body. It belongs to the 
family of drugs called antie- 

Kilpatrick said that she has 
become an activist for breast 
cancer by speaking at various 
events such events as the Pink 

Line Project sponsored by the 
City of Natchitoches. Kilpatrick 
has also worked with the 
Natchitoches branch of Rely 
For Life for two years. 

"There is no circumstance too 
big that God can't pull you 
through," Kilpatrick said. "If 
you learn how to praise him, it 
will make all the difference in 
your life." 

Like Kilpatrick, Brenda Webb, 
the first lady of NSU, continued 
to look to her faith throughout 
her treatment of breast cancer. 

Webb is five-year survivor 
and continues to be an activist 
for others throughout Natchi- 

"I believe I was the one who 
brought it to Brenda's attention 
this past August that she was 
now a five-year survivor, and 
how proud of her and grateful I 
was for this accomplishment," 
Randall Webb, president of 
NSU said. "One never knows 
about this insidious disease, 
but she and I feel confident she 
has won this battle, and I could- 
n't be more pleased." 

Mrs. Webb said that doctors 
first discovered her breast can- 
cer after removing a large 
tumor in the walls of her chest 
during a breast reduction sur- 

Webb said that a week after 
the breast cancer was discov- 
ered she had a mastectomy. 
According to a 

mastectomy is a surgery to 
remove the breast or as much of 
the breast tissue as possible. 

"My first reaction was a brief 
period of shock that turned into 
an immediate amount of faith," 
Mrs. Webb said. "I realized that 
I was going to have to go 
through it, and I had to contin- 
ue to remain positive." 

Mrs. Webb said that the first 
two months of treatment 
through chemotherapy were 
very difficult. She said that the 
doctor was extremely hard on 
her when it came to the treat- 
ments, but it was because of the 
doctor being so hard on her that 
she knew she was going to fight 
the cancer. She was hospital- 
ized during that time could not 
raise her head because of 
headaches and nausea resulting 
from her treatments. 

"I went through the first four 
treatments, and after a while I 
couldn't take it any more," Mrs. 
Webb said. "But I knew I had to 
do it for my family's sake." 

President Webb said, "I have 
great empathy for people, so 
you can imagine that, although 
Brenda was the one undergoing 
all of the pain, trials, and sick- 
ness associated with the 
chemotherapy and radiation 
treatments, I still felt deeply for 
her because of what she was 
having to endure," 

"I did my best to accompany 
her for treatments, because I 

wanted her to know how 
strongly I supported her. Much 
of my feeling was one of help- 
lessness, because I gladly 
would have borne all of this 
difficulty for her, but it was 
Brenda who faced all of this 
head-on, without complaint. 
Her approach to this disease 
and the treatment regimen epit- 
omizes the way she lives her 
life-grateful for each day and 
full of faith that all will work 
out well in the end." 

Mrs. Webb said she received a 
tremendous amount of support 
from friends and faculty at NSU 
during her treatments. 

"When I lost my hair, I began 
wearing a lot of wigs and hats," 
Mrs. Webb said. "My friends 
would give hat parties and 
soup luncheons. I felt really 
blessed to have their support." 

"My husband was very sup- 
portive," Webb said. "He would 
go with me and stay with me 
during my treatments." 

"Brenda's surgeon called me 
in August of 1998 to tell me that 
Brenda had breast cancer. I 
said that I would drop every- 
thing and go to the house to fol- 
low up on his call to her. He 
told me that telling Brenda was 
my responsibility, not his. I 
then headed to the house, 
where Brenda was in bed, recu- 
perating from her surgery, to 
carry out the most difficult mis- 
sion with which I have ever 

been faced," President Web 
said. "When I told Brenda, sl| 
was at total peace, because sj 
knew in her heart this was pj, 
of God's plan for her life, 
prayed about it, and I told her 
flfc never loved her more than 
did at that moment." 

Webb said that she continue 
to be an example to the commj 
nity and to others dealing wi| 
breast cancer. In her first yeJ 
of having breast cancer, WeM 
participated in Relay for Lij 
and continues to participate 
the organization. 

"I try to be a good example 
others," Webb said. 

"Today, our faith is strong 
than ever," President Wety 
said. "We both believe that tij 
als and tribulations appear j 
our lives as tests of our faifl 
and that they afford us oppoi 
tunities for personal and spiij 
tual growth, and I love an 
appreciate Brenda more thai 
ever. I am one of those fortu 
nate people who married th 
most wonderful person he eve 
met in life." 

"In dealing with breast can 
cer, you have to know yon 
body and the terminology, 
Mrs. Webb said. "Continue \ 
keep the faith and the suppoi 
of others around you." 

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A tear-filled audience surround- 
ed a stage abundant with candles, 
flower bouquets and picture 
arrangements and listened to Kay 
Cross, a domestic violence sur- 
vivor, explain the sorrows she 
experienced as a result of physical 

Cross, guest speaker at the 
annual Domestic Violence Educa- 
tion and Support Groups Incorpo- 

rated candlelight vigil, now under- 
stands the importance of reporting 
violent situations concerning 
domestic abuse. Cross, along with 
organizations like D.O.V.E.S hope 
to educate the public about the 
seriousness of domestic violence. 

D.O.V.E.S is a local organization 
that provides safety, education and 
support for victims of domestic 
violence. The organization focuses 
on advocacy, education, counsel- 
ing, support groups and outreach 
programs to effectively inform the 
public about problems or issues 

concerning domestic violence. 

Executive Director of D.O.V.E.S. 
Melody Minturn stressed her con- 
cern about the issue and how 
imperative it is for people to be 
aware of domestic abuse. 

"Our main goal is to make peo- 
ple aware of the program so they 
will support it as their project of 
peace," Minturn said. 

Natchitoches Police Chief Ralph 
Peters said that he was very 
pleased with the candlelight vigil 
because it is important for people 
to understand the seriousness of 

domestic violence. 

"It takes an entire community 
response from social services to 
organizations to education out- 
lets," Peters said. 

D.O.V.E.S is currently trying to 
raise money to build a shelter for 
those who are or who have been 
victims of abuse. Peters is satisfied 
with the reaction that has come 
from the community concerning 
the shelter. 

"With the good leadership and 
services the Lord has provided, we 
should be on the right track to a 

new shelter," Peters said. 

The candlelight vigil has bee 
held annually for the past si 
years. The ceremony is held 1 
honor those who have suffered th 
effects of domestic violence. 

Minturn hopes to continue I 
receive a positive response froi 
the community. 

"We want to get it into instita 
tions to teach about the problem 
domestic violence and get th 
community to embrace this prol 
lem so change can come about, 
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The Jack Wann scholarship 
was created in honor of Jack 
Wann, former head of the the- 
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Roger Held, current theatre 
department head, said, "It just 
seems appropriate to me that 
people that make that kind of 
a contribution to the Universi- 
ty, to the students, to the art 
form ought to be remem- 

Held decided in June of last 
year that Wann was one of 
those people that needed to be 
recognized for his service. 

Held said, "There are a lot of 
people in this business who 
start programs from nothing. 
If you know how much work 
that is — if you've done that, 
then you know how much 
work that is. You know how 
deserving they are of some 
kind of recognition that by in 

large they never receive." 

Wann said, "The work I do 
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the theatre staff. 

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will most likely be awarded 
a junior theater student thi 
has given an exceptional col 
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peinons will be aided by three 
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fer students. 

Guard Keenan Jones of Opelousas 
(Northwest HS), and forwards 
pemetrius Bell of Summerfield and 

Greg Tyler from Bossier City (Air- 
line) are the freshmen who will bat- 
tle for playing time. Other newcom- 
ers include junior guard Tramain 
Hancock who is transferring from 
Panola College and sophomore Ker- 
win Forges who played last season 
at Oxnard College. 
Senior Carl Jones will provide 

Coach McConathy with another big 
man on the bench as well. Jones, 
who is one of the bigger Demons at 
6'9 245 lbs., sat out last year with a 
medical redshirt. 

The '03-'04 team will be tested 
early in the season. After two pre- 
season games versus Division II 
opponents the Demons will tip off 

their regular season Nov. 21 against 
Eddie Sutton's Oklahoma State 
team with another tough matchup 
against Conference USA power 
Tulsa on the following day. 

In perhaps the most interesting 
matchup of the season, the Demons 
will travel to Evanston, Illinois to 
take on the Big Ten's Northwestern 

University in the first-ever "North- 
western vs. Northwestern" game 
that will hopefully gain the attention 
of the national media. 

NSU will take on yet another of 
last year's NCAA Tournament 
teams when they take on Troy State 
at the Century Tel Center in Bossier 
City on Dec. 20. 

Fans can get their first look at this 
year's team on Nov. 4 when NSU 
hosts the Ouachita Baptist Universi- 
ty Tigers in an exhibition game. The 
Demons regular season home open- 
er will be Nov. 25 against LSU-S, 
and conference play begins on Jan. 8 
when the Demons will host Stephen 
F. Austin. 

Soccer seniors honored, respond with two wins 

By Patrick West 

Sports Editor 

NSU vs. Sam Houston State 

On Senior Day at the Demon 
Soccer Complex, the NSU 
Demons shutout visiting Sam 
Houston State 4-0 in a blowout. 

The Lady Demons improved to 
8-8 overall and 6-3 in Southland 
Conference Play. Goalie Nellie 
Latiolais recorded her league- 
leading sixth shutout Sunday 

The three seniors honored were 
mid-fielder Jacqui Lawrence, 
defender Jennifer Robbins and 
defender Hillarie Marshall. Rob- 
bins scored first for the Demons 
and recorded an assist in the 
game. The goal was Robbins first 
of the season, and it could not 
have come on a better day. 

"I have not scored all season, 
and I'm supposed to score, so it 

felt great to get that goal on 
Senior Day," Robbins said. 

Northwestern State's second 
goal came from Stephanie Miller 
after a pass from Brittany Hung. 
Hung would add the Lady 
Demons' third goal in the 31st 
minute in the first half. 

Heather Penico added the Lady 
Demons final goal in the early 
stages of the second half with an 
assist from Robbins. 

NSU vs. Texas St. 

Goals by Heather Penico, 
Natalie Waguespack, and 
Stephanie Miller in the first 24 
minutes of play sparked a strong 
first half by the Demon Soccer 
team as they took the lead early 
in the first half and held on to a 
3-2 win over Texas State in 
Southland Conference soccer 

Northwestern State (7-8, 5-3 
SLC) gave up two goals in the 

25th and 27th minute of play to 
make the game interesting but 
held the Bobcats (4-7-2, 4-2 SLC) 
scoreless in the second half to 
clinch victory. 

"We played the best first 25 
minutes of play than we have 
ever played this season," said 
Head Coach Jimmy Mitchell. 
"We have worked hard at prac- 
tice this week and it was nice to 
see the improvements on the 
things we worked on because it 
builds confidence." 

The Demons got on the score- 
board first as Brittany Hung 
connected with Heather Penico 
in the 3rd minute of play to 
make the game 1-0. Natalie 
Waguespack followed in the 
14th minute off a pass by Hillar- 
ie Marshall to move the score to 

Stephanie Miller adds the final 
goal for the Demons off a pass 
by Marliese Latiolais as the 

Demons go ahead of the Bobcats 
3-0 with 20 minutes left of play 
in the first half. 

Goalkeeper Nellie Latiolais 
picks up the win on nine saves 
after facing 16 shots by Texas 
State. Latiolais faced more goals 
in the second half than the first 
but stayed strong to complete 
the game. 

"After we gave up the first 
goal, we lost confidence in our- 
selves but we battled back even 
through the injuries to put the 
game away." 

Up next for Northwestern State 
are the Southeastern Lions in 
Hammond. NSU defeated SLU in 
the SLC Tournament champi- 
onship game to advance to the 
NCAA tournament. The Lady 
Demons are riding a two-game 
sweep at home entering the final 
three games of the season. 

NSU will host the upcoming 
SLC tournament Nov. 6-9. 

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NSU vs. La. Tech 

Another five-game volleyball 
match for the Lady Demons 
became another heartbreaking 
five-game loss for NSU. The 
Northwestern State Lady Demons 
Sell to 3-7 on the season in five- 
game matches, this time going the 
distance against non-conference 
foe Louisiana Tech in a 3-2 loss 

here Tuesday night. 

"It's really heartbreaking," said 
head coach Leigh Mullins. "We 
worked really hard, we fought 
really hard to get back into the 
game and we couldn't pull it out 
in the end." 

Things could have been differ- 
ently if the Lady Demons had not 
lost their top offensive Player 
when Priscila Augusto went 
down in the fourth game with a 
severe sprained ankle. 

"That took a lot out of us but 
we continued to battle," said 

Mullins. "We've got a lot of good 
hitters that stepped it up when 
we needed it." 

Things looked good for the 
Lady Demons early on, taking the 
first game 30-26. Louisiana Tech 
responded with a 30-25 win in 
game two to knot things up 1-1 as 
the teams headed for the break. 

NSU rallied from a 19-13 deficit 
in game three to take a 30-27 win 
and a 2-1 lead in what seemed to 
be the turning point of the match. 

However, the Lady Techsters 
dominated the fourth game hold- 

ing NSU to just 10 kills in a 30-19 
win to force a game five. 

NSU caught fire early in the 
fifth game and jumped out to a 5- 
lead in an attempt to break the 
five-game jinx. 

The two team alternated points 
and NSU led 6-1 after a kill by 
Shannon Puder. La. Tech then 
went on a three-point run to cut 
the lead to 6-4 before a kill by 
Evelyn Getzen put NSU up 7-4. 
The Lady Techsters fed off of two 
NSU errors and two kills of their 
own to take an 8-7 lead. 

NSU took their last lead of the 
game on a Beth Freeland kill mak- 
ing it 10-9. La. Tech, now 14-10 on 
the year, scored the final three 
points for a 15-12 win to win the 

Becky David led the Lady 
Demons in kills with 15 followed 
by Getzen and Freeland with 11 
each. Getzen completed a double- 
double with a team-high 14 digs. 

"We need to regroup and go out 
and get a win Friday night," said 
Mullins. "The season's coming to 
an end and we need to make a 


NSU vs. UTA 

Northwestern State's struggles 
against Texas- Arlington continued 
Saturday afternoon as NSU fell to 
the Lady Mavs 3-1 in Southland 
Conference volleyball action at 
Texas Hall. 

UTA made quick use of the Lady 
Demons, winning game one 30-19. 
After NSU won the second game 
by a 30-26 score, UTA rolled for 
wins of 30-18 and 30-13 in games 
three and four. 

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— Soccer — 
10/24 vs. Southeastern — 3:30 p.m. 
10/26 vs. Nicholls —1 p.m. 

10/24 v s- Sam Houston — 7 p.m. 



The Way 
I See It 


If you are a fan of Major 
League Baseball, you may 
understand why I have 
been writing about the 
playoffs. If you are a 
Cubs or Red Sox fan, you 
may understand why I'm 
not writing about the 
World Series, or watching 
it for that matter. 

This week there is some- 
thing a little important 
going on around campus. 
That's right, I'm talking 
about homecoming. 

And I'm not talking 
about arguing about 
celebrity visits or campus 
activities. I'm talking 
about the most important 
aspect of Homecoming 
2003... ripping the 
Colonels a new one! 

Hello people, there are 
better things to do than 
fight about a celebrity. 
There is more to Home- 
coming than that. Yeah, 
there are student activities 
and special visits, but 
NSU students would be 
better off if they shed this 
dead horse argument and 
focus on other things. 

I totally believe that the 
editors of the Current 
Sauce are entitled to their 
own opinions no matter 
who thinks they are 
wrong. Journalists are 
always subject to scrutiny. 

Here is the argument: 
the SGA doesn't do any- 
thing, and the Current 
Sauce misrepresents the 
student body. All right, 
we are all even now. Now 
let's shut up about who 
doesn't do what, and sup- 
port each other for a few 

There is a football team 
out there that needs your 
support and cheers to beat 
Nicholls State University 
I'm sure Coach Stoker 
would like for some of 
that anger and hostility to 
be thrown at the Colonels' 
bench on Saturday. 

Nicholls is a good team 
to play this year, not to 
mention this is a home- 
coming and a Southland 
Conference game. 

This week the Demons' 
nationally ranked Purple 
Swarm Defense will face 
the top rushing offense in 
Division 1-AA. This is no 
joke for the Demons and 
will be one of the most 
demanding games of this 

The Colonels don't have 
the greatest record at 2-4, 
but they have broken 
through every defense 
they have faced to put 
themselves on top of the 
division with a 370-yard- 
per-game average. The 
rest of their offense is just 
the same as they have 
topped the SLC with a 
446-yard average in total 

This is the same team 
the Demons barely beat by 
seven points last year, and 
they were mediocre com- 
pared to the rest of the 
conference back then. 
Demon fans, your team 
needs you this week at the 
game filling the stands 
and screaming at the 

If the Demons are going 
to pull this one off they 
are going to need all the 
pitchfork carrying Demon 
fans at Turpin Stadium. 

Young Demons 
gain experience 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 
NSU basketball players Byron Allen and D. J. Ross practice in 
Prather Coliseum as they prepare for the upcoming 2003 season. 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

Only two short years ago 
NSU's men's basketball 
team was playing on the 
biggest stage of them all. In 
the 2001-2002 season the 
Demons won the Southland 
Conference Tournament 
and with it, a ticket to the 
NCAA tournament. How- 
ever, the Demons would 
soon learn that good fortune 
is often fleeting. 

Last season, with many of 
the previous year's key 
players gone, the men's pro- 
gram suffered through a 
rebuilding year, finishing 
the campaign next to last in 
the conference and 6-21 

Last year's squad, which 
featured 12 freshmen and 
two sophomores, garnered 
national attention from 
ESPN's Dick Vitale for field- 
ing the youngest team in the 
country, but earned few 

other accolades. 

This year the Demons are 
still a young team, but 
expectations will be higher 
as they return all five 
starters, including Jermaine 
Wallace, last season's Fresh- 
man of the Year in the 
Southland Conference. 

Coach Mike McConathy 
has also brought in a strong 
crop of newcomers and 
scheduled some challenging 
non-conference foes to help 
the team develop into a con- 
tender once again. 

Leading NSU will be a 
battle-tested group of soph- 
omores that includes the top 
five scorers and leaders in 
minutes played from a year 

Tyronn Mitchell returns at 
point guard, where last year 
the 6'1 sophomore led the 
team in assists and steals 
while averaging seven 
points per game. 

Joining Mitchell in the 
backcourt will be the 6'3 
Wallace who led the 

Demons with 11 points per 
game. Wallace was also sec- 
ond on the team in assists 
and steals. 

The sophomore trio of 
Clifton Lee, Jermaine 
Spencer, and Byron Allen 
will lead the Demons front- 
court once again this year. 
The athletic forwards, Lee 
and Spencer, each stand 6'7 
and weigh 210 pounds. 

Lee was second on the 
team last year with 10.4 
points per game and led the 
team in rebounds averaging 
over six per contest. 
Spencer, who teamed with 
Mitchell at New Iberia High 
School, led last year's team 
in blocks and averaged 7.8 
points and 4.7 boards per 
game. Big-bodied center, 
Byron Allen will hold down 
the post position again this 
season. Last year the 6'7 
255 pounder averaged over 
10 points and 4.7 rebounds 
per game. 

The NSU bench will also 

■ See Basketball, page 7 

Brown-Stroud undergoes facelift 

By Joshua Barrios 

Athletics Bureau Chief 

NSU's Brown-Stroud 
baseball field is undergoing 
a facelift this semester. 

NSU Athletic Director 
Greg Burke said the baseball 
field has been in need of 
work for some time. In the 
past, the seats were extend- 
ed and covered to allow for 
more comfortable seating at 
Demon baseball games, but 
now the field will be getting 
more improvements. 

Improvements include 
new turf, dugouts and foul 
line fences. 

The dugouts will be 
widened to comfortably fit 
each team and include their 
own rest rooms and water 
coolers. NSU's dugout will 
also be extended 10 feet to 
allow more room for the 
home team. 

The turf will be a signifi- 
cant improvement for the 
field as the current turf has 

become old and worn. 

"We need new turf in the 
worst way," Burke said. 

The already successful 
Demon baseball team hopes 
to prosper from the remod- 
eling. The work will allow 
Brown-Stroud to look more 
professional and may help 
attract more visitors. 

"Part of staying on top is 
putting yourself in the posi- 
tion to do so," Burke said, 
"and a big part of having a 
successful program relates 
to what kind of facilities 
you have." 

The work seems good for 
the Demons, but as the 
spring semester nears, they 
are hoping the work will be 
completed in time for the 
2004 season. Burke said 
that it currently looks as if 
the newly remodeled field 
will be ready, but outside 
factors may still affect the 

Whether the field is ready 
for this season or not, it will 
most likely be ready for the 

Chris Reich / the Current Sauce 
Two construction workers work on the Demon dugout and field. New turf and foul line fences are part of 
the renovations being done at Brown-Stroud field that will be completed for the upcoming season. 

2005 Southland Conference 
Tournament which will be 
hosted by NSU. 

Burke said this opportuni- 
ty is long overdue, but will 
not be the last. 

Burke also said the reno- 

vations for the stadium will 
not end after these are fin- 
ished. New rest rooms, con- 
cession areas and a new 
entrance may be in the 
future plans for Brown- 
Stroud field. 

"As athletic director I 
don't have a wand I can 
wave to meet all of our facil- 
ity needs," Burke said. "It 
has to be a constant ongoing 
effort to make all of our 
facilities better." 

Football team wins conference opener 

Sports Information 

Northwestern State quar- 
terback Davon Vinson could- 
n't do anything wrong Satur- 
day night in the Demons' 
Southland Conference open- 

Meanwhile, Texas State 
quarterback Barrick Nealy 
didn't have time to do any- 

The Demons' Purple 
Swarm defense recorded nine 
sacks of Nealy, who was third 
in Division I-AA with a 323- 
yard total offense average, 
and Northwestern steam- 
rolled Texas State 49-19 Sat- 
urday night. 

The Bobcats managed only 
65 yards of offense until mid- 
way through the fourth quar- 
ter, trailing 42-3 before they 
added a pair of late touch- 
downs and a pair of two- 
point conversions along with 
a lot of yardage against the 
Demons' defensive reserves. 

The window dressing did- 
n't threaten to alter the out- 
come as Vinson, who didn't 
start for the first time this sea- 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Services 
Quarterback Davon Vinson eludes a Texas State defensive player 
Saturday. Vinson led the Demons to a 49-19 victory. 

son, ran for three short touch- 
downs (3, 1 and 1 yards) and 
completed 10 of 11 passes for 
145 yards as the Demons ran 
off 42 unanswered points 
after the Bobcats (3-4, 0-1) 
netted a field goal from a 
fumbled punt snap late in the 
first quarter. 

Vinson, a sophomore trans- 
fer from Baylor and one of 

nine Texas natives on the 
Demons' travel roster, tied a 
school record set in 1980 by 
future pro star Bobby Hebert 
by completing nine consecu- 
tive passes after an incomple- 
fion on his second attempt of 
the night. 

Northwestern (6-2, 1-0), 
ranked 19th in Division I-AA, 
won its SLC opener for the 

13th time in 17 seasons in the 

The Demons scored 40- 
plus points in three consecu- 
tive games for the first time 
in school history but may 
have lost quarterback Ryan 
Lewis indefinitely with a 
shoulder injury sustained 
midway through the first 

"We decided to start Ryan 
early this week and then 
Davon had his best week of 
practice, by far," said 
Demons' coach Scott Stoker. 
"We were going to play 
Davon a lot anyway but 
Ryan's injury forced our 
hand. Davon played well and 
the offense rallied around 

The Demons moved ahead 
7-3 11 minutes before half- 
time on a 3-yard sweep by 
Vinson capping an 80-yard 
drive in 10 plays. Safety Neil 
Ponstein made a diving inter- 
ception at the Bobcats' 23 on 
the next series and Vinson 
plunged in from 1 yard out to 
build a 14-3 lead that stood 
through the first half. 

Derrick Johnese, who ran 
for 79 yards on 20 carries, 

stretched the spread to 21-3 
on a 4-yard TD sweep less 
than four minutes after half- 
time. Linebacker Josh Burton 
set it up by recovering a 
Texas State fumble on a punt 
at the hosts' 12. 

Northwestern salted it 
away with .scoring drives of 
65 and 59 yards, dominating 
the line of scrimmage, late in 
the third quarter. The 
Demons had the ball for 13 of 
the 15 minutes in the quarter 
while taking command of the 

"We like to play physical 
football and that's what 
allowed us to take control 
tonight," said Stoker. "We got 
a couple of short fields that 
helped us get fairly easy 
touchdowns and once we got 
the upper hand, we put the 
game away." 

The Bobcats, suffering their 
first homefield loss in four 
tries under new coach Manny 
Matsakis, posted 261 of their 
326 total yards in the final 
eight minutes of play. 

Up next for the Demons is 
a SLC showdown against 
Nicholls with kickoff at 2:30 


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Oct. 19. 2003 
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prodigy to perform at NSU 

Harp prodigy Alexander "Sasha" Boldachev of St. 
Petersburg, Russia will perform a recital tonight, Oct. 
30, at 7:30 p.m. in Magale Recital Hall on the campus 
of Northwestern State University. Admission is free and 
open to the public. 

Boldachev, who is 13, recently won the BBC 1st Inter- 
national Award as one of the "Brilliant Prodigies of 
2003." Within the past three years, he has received 
first or second place prizes in international competitions 
in St.. Petersburg, Paris, Deaujville, France, Namur, Bel- 
gium and Moscow. He also won first place in the Inter- 
national Valery Gavrillin Competition in St. Petersburg. 

Boldachev has presented recitals in Paris, Orleans and 
Tours, France, Great Britain, Prague, the Czech Republic 
and in Lithuania. 

For more information, contact NSU harp instructor 
Shirley Jennings at 357-5777 or 352-9849. 

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Ralph Nader, who has been a prominent consumer 
advocate for almost 40 years, will lecture at NSU Thurs- 
day, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. 
Admission is free and open to the public. The lecture is 
sponsored by Northwestern's Student Government 
Association is part of the University's Distinguished Lec- 
ture Series. His topic will be "Big Business and the 
American Duopoly." 

Nader was honored by Time magazine as one of the 
100 most influential Americans of the Twentieth Centu- 
ry. He has devoted his life to giving ordinary people the 
tools they need to defend themselves against corporate 
negligence and government indifference. 

NSU News Bureau 

NSU technology group named 
outstanding chapter in region 

Northwestern State University's chapter of the Associ- 
ation of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) 
was recently named the Outstanding Region 3 Student 
Chapter. AITP Region 3 covers 49 student chapters in 
Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Mexico, Oklahoma 
and Texas. 

According to AITP chapter president Susan Little of 
L °ngville, the Outstanding Region Chapter award enters 
NSU chapter into the National Outstanding Chapter 
Award, which will be announced at the National Colle- 
giate Conference in Omaha in April. 

NSU News Bureau 

Cedar fire most destructive 
■n history of California 

EL CAJON, Calif. - They are running out of superla- 
tives here in the eye of the firestorm. 

The Cedar fire, raging in the dry foothills 30 miles 
ea st of the city of San Diego, has grown in four days 
from big to bigger to biggest — the most destructive 
fir e in the history of California. And yesterday it claimed 
life of a fire fighter and critically injured two others. 

The fire, which may have started after a lost hunter 
a fire to draw attention to his location, has consumed 
23 3,192 acres, 960 homes and displaced thousands. 

Emergency teams of firefighters continued to pour 
int o San Diego from all across the state, as well as Ari- 
2 °na, Nevada and Oregon. Gov. Gray Davis said he has 
Erected 245 extra engines to fighting the Cedar fire. 

KRT Campus 

Post-combat deaths in Iraq 
surpass toll from war campaign 

BAGHDAD, Iraq — The U.S. intervention in Iraq has 
Pas sed a grim milestone: More soldiers have now lost 
tn eir lives in the occupation than in combat. 

Since President Bush declared major fighting finished 
°n May l, 117 soldiers have died, three more than dur- 
' n 9 the campaign to oust Saddam Hussein. 

T he latest death count includes two American soldiers 
kil| ed late Tuesday when their Abrams tank, one of the 
arrr Vs sturdiest vehicles, struck an explosive device on 
* r oad 50 miles north of Baghdad, the military said 
We dnesday. 

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an k was destroyed by insurgents. 

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State board 
approves NSU 
alum, Caddo 
schools official as 
University Affairs 
Vice President. 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

This week NSU welcomed 
the arrival of the new vice 
president of university affairs. 

John Dilworth, the former 
chief operating officer of the 
Caddo Parish Public School 


System, began 
his new job at 
NSU on Mon- 
day after his 
was approved 
by the Univer- 
sity of Louis- 
iana System 
board of supervisors on Fri- 

Dilworth's duties as vice 
president of university affairs 
include overseeing the physi- 
cal plant and its maintenance, 
renovations and construction 
projects. Also, he oversees cus- 
todial services, food services 
and dorms. 

In addition to this, Dilworth 
said that he hopes to teach an 
education course as early as 

this spring. 

Dilworth earned bachelor's 
and master's degrees in edu- 
cation from NSU, and he said 
that the opportunity to return 
to NSU attracted him to his 
new position. 

"I had a burning desire to 
come back to my alma mater," 
Dilworth said. "I wanted to 
come back to Natchitoches 
and Northwestern and work 
with the faculty and staff to 
make a difference for the stu- 

Dilworth started his career 
in education in 1977 teaching 
health, physical education, 
special education and driver 
education at several Caddo 
Parish Schools. He became the 
assistant principal of Captain 

Shreve High School in 1980. 
He later served as principal of 
three Shreveport area schools, 
Fair Park High School, Hunt- 
ington High School, and 
Broadmoor Middle Laborato- 
ry School before becoming 
chief operating officer in 2000. 

Dilworth said his most 
enjoyable job was serving as a 
school principal. 

"I really love working with 
young people," Dilworth said. 
"When I moved to chief oper- 
ating officer, I didn't have the 
daily contact with the young 
people anymore, so when I 
was principal it was the most 
enjoyable time." 

Dilworth said that the 
accomplishment that he is 
most proud of is that he 

received a college degree 
despite the fact that his family 
was very poor. Dilworth is the 
sixth of eight siblings in his 
family, and he was the first to 
receive a college degree. 

Before beginning his career 
in education, Dilworth spent 
two years playing professional 
football. He played in the 
National Football League for 
the Miami Dolphins, and he 
played in the Canadian Foot- 
ball League for the Calgary 

Dilworth said that he real- 
ized very early that he had a 
talent for football, and he 
knew it was the way he could 
afford to go to college. 

"Without a scholarship, 
■ See Dilworth, page 2 

SGA distances 
itself from 
Nader's views 

Also: two senators 
resign, and two 
*"~ > -others are being 
for removal 
from office. 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

The SGA passed a resolu- 
tion stating that the views of 
Ralph Nader do not neces- 
sarily reflect the views of the 
SGA at their Monday night 

Nader will be lecturing at 
NSU on Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in A. 
A. Fredericks Auditorium. 

Also, two SGA senators 
may be removed from office 
because of failure to fulfill all 
of their required duties. 

At the SGA meeting Mon- 
day, Speaker of the Senate 
Zachary Pulliam announced 
that Buster Carlisle and John 
Eric Fontenot will be receiv- 
ing letters notifying them 
that they may be removed 
from office next week. Pul- 
liam said that the senators 
had failed to complete the 
required numbers of office 
hours that a senator must 

"We don't want 
people to say, 
'Well, there's a 
bunch of hippies 
up here at 
They're bringing 
in Ralph Nader.' 
We don't want 
people to think 
that. We want 
people to think 
that the SGA is 
neither for nor 
against Ralph 
Nader, and we 
want to be 
neutral in this." 

Keith Gates 

SGA senator 

complete for several weeks. 

The SGA senate will vote 
next week whether to 
remove these senators from 
office. The decision to 
remove a senator from office 
requires a two-thirds vote of 

■ See SGA, page 2 

Cheryl Thompson / the Clrrent Saixe 

Preparing for next semester 

Taryn Ebarb, a junior elementary education major, picks up a spring 2004 schedule of classes 
Tuesday in front of the University Bookstore in the Student Union. Early registration for spring 
semester classes begins Nov. 11 and continues through Nov. 21. 

Physical Plant focuses on the details 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

You may have noticed the 
color change of the doors in 
Kyser Hall. Last week, did 
you smell paint while walking 
up the stairs? 

These small changes are 
among the many projects that 
the Physical Plant has been 

working on recently to 
improve and maintain the 
NSU campus. 

With a staff of approximate- 
ly 70 workers, the NSU physi- 
cal plant has completed a 
number of recent projects 
ranging from the completion 
of the new parking lot across 
from the Creative and Per- 
forming Arts building last 
spring to the painting of Kyser 

Hall stairwells last week. 

In one of its most recent 
projects, the physical plant 
cleaned the outside of several 
buildings on campus, most 
notably the Student Union, 
the CAPA building and Bien- 
venu Hall. 

Physical Plant Director 
Chris Sampite said that one of 
the ongoing projects of the 
physical plant is installing 

additional streetlights and 
lights on the sides of buildings 
to protect students at night. 

"Lighting is a big safety con- 
cern," Sampite said. "It is a 
general concern for all univer- 
sities to keep students safe." 

Also, the physical plant 
recently repainted stripes on 
campus streets, replaced side- 
walks and installed Ameri- 
cans with Disabilities Act 

compliant ramps at intersec- 
tions to aid students with dis- 

"When we do sidewalk 
projects we take into consider- 
ation the need for the ramping 
so that those students can get 
around," Sampite said. 

Sampite also said that ADA 
compliant water fountains 
were installed on every floor 
■ See Plant, page 2 

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coming to college wouldn't have 
been realistic for me. I enjoyed foot- 
ball, but most importantly football 
allowed me to receive a college 
degree," Dilworth said. 

After playing football for NSU, 
Dilworth was drafted by the Miami 

"I went there like any other rook- 
ie with eyes wide open, seeing peo- 
ple you watched on television for 
years and all of a sudden you're in 
the locker room with them and talk- 
ing with them and having dinner 


with them," Dilworth said. "It was a 
very good experience for me. What 
it taught me, though, is that it is a 
business. Some terrible things can 
happen to you when you get hurt." 

Dilworth said that he was 
released by the Miami Dolphins 
after a knee injury, and he was not 
able to play again. 

"My message to the student ath- 
letes of Northwestern is to get your 
education and a degree. I can't 
stress that enough. I played with too 
many young men that did not have 

a degree, and they had nothing to 
fall back from," Dilworth said. "I'm 
not vice president of Northwestern 
because I played football; I'm vice 
president because of the education I 
received here." 

"My goal is to work with the fac- 
ulty and staff of Northwestern to 
make this campus the optimal 
learning environment for the stu- 
dents," Dilworth said. 

The portrait photo of John Dilworth is 
used courtesy of The (Shreveport) 



of Kyser Hall, and handicapped 
stalls were installed in the first floor 
bathrooms of Kyser Hall. 

This year the physical plant com- 
pleted roofing projects at the Stu- 
dent Union and Bienvenu Hall. The 
physical plant is currently repairing 
the Athletic Fieldhouse roof. 

"This is important because the 
roofs that start to leak create interior 
problems that cost us more money 
to fix," Sampite said. "For example, 
in the Student Union we had to 
replace the roof and the third floor 
ceiling because it had aged and 
stained a good bit, and in the 
process we repainted the interior of 
the building." 

Sampite mentioned a number of 
the physical plant's future projects 
including a parking lot that will be 
constructed across from the Well- 
ness Center for the additional traffic 
that will likely result when it opens 
late next fall. Plans also include 
another parking lot on the south 
side of Sabine Hall that will be con- 
structed to help parking problems 
on the west side of campus. 

Sampite said that a study by 
Noel-Levitz, a consulting firm for 
colleges and universities, found that 
67 percent of students consider the 
conditions of campus facilities and 
grounds when choosing a school. 

Braden Benedict, a sophomore 
criminal justice major, said that the 
condition of NSU's campus was a 
factor when choosing where to go to 

"I enjoyed the way the campus 
looked, how the buildings were 
close together, and the scenery of 
the campus," Benedict said. "The 
maintenance of our campus is not 
too bad, usually, and if the power 
ever goes out, it's restored fairly 

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Sophomore math major Ladorian 
Latin said that the condition of 
NSU's grounds was not an impor- 
tant factor in her college choice. 

"The campus doesn't look trashy 
or anything. Maybe deep down the 
landscaping did make a difference 
because I might not have come here 
if it did, but there are definitely 
more important things to consider," 
Latin said. "I came here because it's 
not too far from home, it had my 

major, and I got a scholarship." 

Sampite said one of the physical 
plant's biggest challenges is the age 
of the steam system mat provides 
hot water for the buildings on cam- 
pus. Also, energy management has 
become an important issue. 

"We may possibly come up with 
ideas to ask for student assistance 
with little things like turning lights 
off and any other ways to help the 
University cut back on its energy 
bills," Sampite said. 

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NSU Police Blotter 

12:19 p.m. 

A fight was report- 
ed in Varnado Hall. 

6:10 p.m. 

A student called 
from the Columns 
complaining about 
loud music coming 
from the TKE house. 
The TKEs were 
advised to keep the 

noise level to a mini- 
8:06 p.m. 

A fight was report- 
ed on the fourth floor 
of Sabine. Evidence 
was found in the hall- 

9:18 p.m. 

A city officer called 
requesting that an 
NSU officer be sent to 

the west side of the 
stadium for a proper- 
ty damage incident. 
"MIKE" was 
scratched into the 
hood of a brand new 

8:01 p.m. 

Another golf cart 
was stolen. 
8:04 p.m. 

A fight was report- 

ed at the Columns. 
Statements were 
taken from witnesses 
and the victim did 
not want to press 

9:02 p.m. 

Someone was 
caught breaking into 
a car at the bottom of 
Greek Hill. 

Elizabeth Bolt 




the senate. 

At the meeting Pulliam remind- 
ed the senate that senators are free 
to make their own decisions. 

"If you believe they should be 
removed, vote accordingly. If you 
think that they shouldn't, vote 
accordingly," Pulliam said. 

Carlisle and Fontenot did not 
attend the meeting on Monday. 

Pulliam also announced that 
Geoff Clegg and Chad Black 
resigned from the senate. 

SGA Supreme Court Chief Jus- 
tice Sharmyn Little announced that 
currently only four students are 
members of the Supreme Court, 
and five members are required in 
order to meet quorum, the mini- 
mum number of members that 
must be present in order to do busi- 
ness. This means that if a case were 
brought to the Supreme Court, it 
would not be able to meet and 
make a decision. A maximum of 
seven students can serve on the 
Supreme Court. 

At this week's meeting, the SGA 
senate passed three resolutions and 
approved a presidential appoint- 

The first resolution stated that 
the SGA "should not seem parti- 
san," and that the views of invited 
Distinguished Lecturer Ralph 
Nader do not necessarily reflect the 
views of the SGA. 

The resolution's sponsors, Sena- 
tor Keith Gates and Senator Dustin 
Floyd shared their arguments sup- 
porting its passage. 

"I want Nader to come. I want 
him to express his views and give 
everybody the chance to hear his 

"This (Nader resolution) is not a make- 
or-break issue that will directly impact 
the students. We should not be 
spending so much time discussing this." 

Greg Comeauj 

SGA president, after about 20 minutes of debate 

views, but we don't want people to 
say, 'Well, there's a bunch of hip- 
pies up here at Northwestern. 
They're bringing in Ralph Nader,'" 
Gates said. "We don't want people 
to think that. We want people to 
think that the SGA is neither for nor 
against Ralph Nader, and we want 
to be neutral in this." 

Floyd said, "This is nothing big, 
guys. I would do it if Ralph Nader, 
George W. Bush or Mickey Mouse 
was coming. I'm just saying that 
we don't need to seem partisan on 
any issue." 

However, many senators argued 
that this resolution was unneces- 
sary, and SGA Vice President Scott 
Manguno suggested that a senator 
move to postpone the resolution 
indefinitely or dispose of it without 
taking a direct vote on it. 

However, the senate did vote on 
the resolution, and it originally 
failed by a significant margin. 
However, Floyd moved to recon- 
sider the vote, and the senate 
decided to resume discussion. 

Senator Mindy McConnell, the 
commissioner of academic affairs, 




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was in charge of organizing fli 
Nader lecture. She argued in favc 
of the resolution because of th 
response she got last year when tti 
SGA attempted unsuccessfully 
invite sex talk show host Su 
Johanson to lecture at NSU. 

"I particularly take this issue | 
heart because last year when I wa 
trying to bring in Sue Johanson, 
was accused of being some libera 
sex maniac, and I'm not, 
McConnell said. "It's like 
because we choose a speaker, we'j 
automatically supporting thai 

During the second discussion 
SGA President Greg Comeaui 
advised the senate to wrap up it 

"This not a make-or-break issiu 
that will directly impact the stu 
dents. We should not be spendinj 
so much time discussing this, 1 
Comeaux said. 

The outcome of the senate's sec 
ond vote was very different frort 
the first, and after about 20 minute 
of debate, the resolution was 
passed by a significant margin. 

Official results for the senai 
votes were unavailable at pn 

Two other resolutions well 
passed by a unanimous vote. Hi 
first resolution stated that the Un 
versify should have the fountain 
the main entrance of campi 
cleaned at least once a month. Hi 
second resolution stated that th 
University should replace tl 
cracked pedestal tables on Norm 

The senate also unanimousl 
approved the appointment a 
freshman Kelli Menard to a sen* 
tor-at-large position. 

The only new piece of legislation 
currently on next week's agenda is 
a bill proposing to revise the sec 
tion of the SGA by-laws concernin 
organizational grants. Some of thfl 
proposed changes are replacing thfl 
term "chairman" with "chairpen 
son" in order to avoid being gendefl 
biased, changing the current dead] 
line for organizational grant appfrj 
cations from a set date to a date th* 
will be determined by the senaBJ 
each semester and allowing thfl 
Organizational Grants Committed 
to approve grants under $100 with! 
out approval of the senate. 

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Someone to seek out truth where it doesn't want to be found. 
Someone to chronicle the good and the bad, the miraculous 
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Photos by Cheryl Thompson 
and Chris Reich 

Art by Diamantis Cassis 

(Tonography is one of the oldest 
forms of Christian art in the world, 
dating back to the 6th century A.D., 
if not earlier. It includes symbolism, 
color and texture that is created to tell 
a story. 

This style of art has four major forms. 
The first and most frequently used form is egg 
tempera icon painting. Egg yolk and tempera 
paint are combined to provide a subtle glossy 
affect upon the canvas. 

The second form is metal tooling. The artist 
takes flat sheets of metal such as gold, silver, cop- 
per, brass, etc. and presses a biblical image into 
the surface. 

The third form is pen and ink drawing. The 
artist uses pen and ink creates a simple biblical 
image without color or intensity. 

Bill Bryant, coordinator of the art program, said 
iconography is Greek Orthodox and Byzantine 
Catholic in origin. It is an art that requires much 
patience and time. Some pieces can take weeks to 
months to complete. The art was produced in the 
past for those who were illiterate to tell stories of 
the Old and New Testaments in great detail. Some 
believe iconography is an art inspired by God. 

An NSU alumnus, Diamantis Cassis, is a 
Byzantine Iconographer known throughout 
America. He was born in Galaxidion, Greece, and 
later moved to Shreveport, La. where he received 
his secondary education and later attended NSU 
for a degree in art. He now resides in Houston, 
Texas, where he still produces his artwork. 

Works by Cassis are on display at NSU through 
Nov. 6th in the Orville G. Hanchey Art Gallery. 
The gallery is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until 
4:30 p.m. The exhibit — which will also include 
secular work he created, including some done 
while he was in college — is free and open to the 

For more information on his work, visit his 
Web site at or 
call (713) 789-8807. 

Right: This 
shows the 
Crucifixion of 
Christ. It 
illustrates the 
suffering he 
endured for 
all of the sins 
of the world. 

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Right: From right, retired Vice Presi- 
dent of Academic Affairs Thomas 
Burns and his wife Abiah view St. 
Irene Chrysovalantou in a frontal posi- 
tion, bearing in her right hand a cross 
and her left hand in an open position. 
Below her is St. Michael the archangel 
and St. John the Baptist. At John's 
feet there is a severed head upon a 
silver platter, symbolizing John's mar- 
tyrdom for proclaiming the coming of 
the kingdom of God. 

Below: St. Demetrios, holding a 
Byzantine cross in his right hand while 
holding a sword and shield in his left. 


Also online at 

College Democrats 

For students interested in 
joining this campus political 
organization, contact Joshua 
Williams at mrfreeze917@hot- 

NSU Tutors 
NSU Tutors is looking for 
tutors that are interested in 
tutoring elementary, junior 
high and high school students. 
NSU Tutors accepts all majors 
and classifications. 

For more information, con- 
tact Joshua Williams at 

Student Technology Fax Service 

Do you need to fax some- 
one? Students have access to a 
fax machine paid for with 
access to student technology 
fees. The fax machine is located 
on the third floor of the Stu- 
dent Union. Please take advan- 
tage of this service. The fax 
machine is located in Student 
Union 305, in the Career Plan- 
ning and Placement office. 

Spanish Club 
The Spanish Club will 
meet Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 5 
p.m. at El Nopal restaurant 
on La. Hwy. 1. Anyone who is 
interested in joining us should 
contact Belmari Madera at 
652-0302 or LaTosha Lewis at 

Inline Hockey 
NSU Inline Hockey plays 
at Top Shelf Hockey in 
Lafayette Saturday and Sun- 
day. This will be the closest 
we have to a home game. Top 
Shelf's phone number is 337- 
837-1930, and they are located 
at 1616 Youngsville Hwy. 
demonhockey for more infor- 

Bring Connections to Kyser 225, 
or e-mail them to 

Please include a name and 
telephone number. 

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Above: This piece is of the Holy Family. In the Center of the 
Icon is Christ the Teacher. In his left hand is the Holy Scrip- 
tures, telling his faithful to live his word. His right hand is in a 
Position that marks him as a teacher. 
Below: This piece tells of the final feast of Christ with his 
igenda is apostles. It symbolizes the institution of his church 
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To drop or not to drop, 
that is the question 

Edward L. 

Tomorrow is the last day to 
drop classes, and if you haven't 
checked your midterm grades, do 
it RIGHT NOW! You can check 
your grades by going to, signing in and 
clicking on grades. Now that you 
know your grades, you have to 
decide whether or not to stay in 
all your classes. 

If you are happy with your 
grades, great, keep studying and 
you will do well. But if your 4.0 
semester is not turning out like 
you had hoped, you have some 
decisions to make. 

Dropping a class should be 
your last resort, but it's a resort 
that just about all college students 
exercise from time to time. The 
trick is not to exercise this right 
too often. Dropping lots of class- 
es looks poorly on your academic 
record, especially if graduate 
school is in your future. Grad 
schools know that you only drop 
a class if you are getting a "D" or 

But before you drop that class, 
ask yourself a few questions: does 
my midterm grade accurately 
reflect my current grade, if this 
class is a requirement for my 
major /minor, when is the next 
time it will be offered, and if I stay 
in this class what grade will I have 
at the end of the semester? 

Ifs been almost two weeks 
since midterm grades have been 
turned in, have you taken any 
tests or quizzes that mighf ve sig- 
nificantly changed your grade? 
Consult your syllabus to see what 
kind of grades you would have to 
make to earn the final grade that 
you want. Are there even enough 
points left in the class to get your 
ideal grade? 

If the class is for your 
major /minor ask the professor 
when the class will be offered 
again. Some of the classes I have 
taken for my majors /minors are 
offered every semester, others 
every year, and others still are 
offered on alternating years. 

Dropping a class now could 
mean having to stay in school 
longer that you had intended. 
My former roommate dropped 
several classes and had to make 
them up during summer in order 
to graduate on time. 

But if you can't get the grade 
you want, what grade can you 
still earn? And will you be able to 
do it? We only have about a 
month of school left, and if you 
aren't doing well in the class right 
now, then that means you have 

about five weeks to learn 16 
weeks of material. A daunting 
task, you should think carefully 
about whether or not you going 
to put in the necessary time. It 
will mean studying more, and I 
would suggest getting a study 
partner and /or tutor. 

If you don't want to stay in the 
class for a grade, you can audit 
the class instead of dropping it. I 
have audited a class because I 
knew I would retake it later. With 
an audit, you still go to class, and 
could take the tests if you want, 
but you won't receive a grade for 
the class. 

If you decide to audit or drop 
the class you can do it online, or 
go to the registrar's office in Roy 
Hall, but make sure you do it by 
the end of business tomorrow. 

There is no reason to feel bad 
about dropping an occasional 
class, perhaps you had too many 
other classes, hours at work or 
had a personal crisis in the first 
part of the semester. I have over 
225 earned hours at NSU where I 
have dropped two classes and 
audited one. You have to know 
when you have too much on your 
plate, and then push some of it 
into the dumpster. 

Forget about your dropped 
class for now, and stay focused on 
the classes you are still enrolled 
in. Work to make those grades go 
up as you will have more time to 
devote to them. If you plan on 
retaking the course, keep your 
notes, quizzes and tests because 
they may be helpful in the future. 

As far as your other classes, you 
should at least review your notes 
from each class that evening. 
Remember you are supposed to 
be putting in about three hours of 
studying for every class hour. 
Meaning if you are enrolled in 15 
hours, you should be studying 45 
hours a week outside of class. 
Thaf s a full time job! If you aren't 
studying that much you might 
have found part of your problem. 

If you don't have a study group 
yet, get one. But make sure your 
fellow students are there to study 
for the test, not gripe about how 
hard the test is going to be. When 
studying, tell yourself how well 
you are going to do. You've gone 
to class, you've read over your 
notes daily, you've done the 
homework and you are studying 
the material. You have the infor- 
mation locked in your brain, now 
you just need to be confident. 

Edward L. Boudreaux III 
has been an NSU student for 
several years. His advice and 
opinions are his alone, based on 
his own experience, and are not 
sanctioned by the Current Sauce. 
Your milage may vary. Consult 
your academic advisor for 
detailed assistance with and 
advice on class scheduling. 

BY Connor Tounson 

Some people Vt&ve 

Letters to the Editor 

Academic Freedom and the 

Dear Editor, 

In response to faculty member. 
Holly Stave's submission on Acade- 
mic Freedom and the situation 
regarding James Means, I would 
like to express my disgust at the 
bias she has displayed. I believe 
that professors should be able to 
discuss their political views in a 
manner that reflects the integrity of 
this institution. What I mean by this 
is: the student should be allowed to 
offer a rebuttal without the fear of 
belittlement, insult, or punishment. 
Academic freedom refers to the 
right of the professor and the stu- 
dent to express their views. But in 
order to be truly educated, a stu- 

dent must be offered both sides of a 
debate or issue. Ms. Stave has 
expressed her willingness to teach 
Marx, Freud, Darwin, and the 
Koran. Why not also teach Fried- 
man or Hayek, a psychologist that 
did not make up most of his find- 
ings, or the Bible? So, in reality you 
are doing just as you said, locking 
doors and giving way to igno- 
rance." Professors should ignite the 
process of thought and reasoning. 
They are not there, to as you said, 
profess or preach; normally these 
practices are found in a church, and 
should probably stay there. 

If your readers are interested in 
this they can read more about the 
right to academic freedom at 
www.studentsforacademic Maybe it is time for 
our University to adopt the Acade- 
mic Bill of Rights to protect the stu- 
dent body from the tyranny of 
political bias and discrimination. As 
for James Means' comments, it 
would seem that a professor from 
Louisiana's Scholar's College could 
come up with something a little bit 
more mature and intelligent than 
"pig" or "drooling redneck." His 
comments were embarrassing 
andobviously not well conceived. 
We need to ensure that we are get- 
ting the full story. 

David McDaniel 
Undergraduate Student 

{Editor's Note: The Scholars' College 
curriculum does include study of the 

Where are the sports? 

Dear Sirs: 

I know that your time and 
space is limited, but as an avid 
NSU fan, I would like more on 
sports. All sports prepare all 
long for their individual sports 
and should be recognized for 
their efforts. Baseball had a 
home run derby and an alumxii 
tournament two weeks ago and 
have seen nothing on the web 
site or in your paper. I would 1] 
to see an article on this event if 

Mary LeDot 

(Editor's note: The derby and ton 
nament were briefly mentioned in fl 
Oct. 9 print edition issue.) 





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ideas and opinions from the 
University community — which 
includes students, faculty, staff, 
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Movie review 

Scary Movie 3' 

*** (out of five) 

By Christal Navarre 

Staff Writer 

What's your favorite Scary 
I^ovie? The third one is, of 
course. "Scary Movie 3" is, 
jjdly enough, the funniest of 
the Scary Movie series. 

VVith a star-studded cast that 
deludes comedians such as 
George Carlin, Eddie Griffin 
jnd Leslie Nielson, and appear- 
ances by popular rappers such 
as Ja Rule, Fat Joe, Method Man 
and Queen Latifah, "Scary 
Movie 3" has become a pop cul- 
ture phenomena. 

The movie opens with 
Pamela Anderson and Jenny 
McCarthy replaying the begin- 
ning of "The Ring," but with 
better sexual jokes and a great 
fight scene where they bash 
each other with chairs, laptops, 
and other paraphernalia in the 
room. Oh, did I mention that 
they are wearing private school 
uniforms that made Britney 
Spears, in her first music video, 
look like Mother Teresa (who 
was also made fun of later on in 
the movie)? 

As the opening skit progress- 
es, Pamela Anderson winds up 
being so scared that she rips her 
shirt off and throws it on a par- 
rot cage. Where the parrot came 
from, nobody knows, it was 
there just so the audience could 
see Anderson run away in her 
bra. I am still trying to figure 
out where she got another shirt 
to wear as she climbs the stairs 
back up to the bedroom to find 
McCarthy's character dead. 

From there the plot line of 
"The Ring" merges with the 
plot line from "Signs" with bits 
of "8 Mile" added in for good 
measure. Cindy Campbell 
(Anna Faris) is now an anchor- 
woman. After watching the 
videotape that kills her friend 
Brenda (Regina Hall), Cindy is 
led by clues from the tape to the 
farm with the mysterious crop 
circle. Tom (Charlie Sheen) 
owns the farm where the crop 
circle appears, and his brother 
is George (Simon Rex), Cindy's 
soon to be love interest. George 
is a farm rapper, and after a 
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diabetes from 1-3 p.m. in 
tr| e Student Union Lobby. 

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c °mmunity. Participants are 

<|sked to not eat anything for 

T2 hours before the screen- 

For more information, con- 
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^°cal cajun dance, free 
le ssons Saturday 

.The Cajun Steppers of 
V^tchitoches will sponsor a 
£ a nce from 7-10:30 p.m. at the 
Rights of Columbus Hall at 
U 05 East Fifth St. 

Tickets are $7.50 per person, 
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Mailable from 6-7 p.m. with 
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What's your favorite 

scary movie? 

Jeff Dison 
Major: Computer 
Information Systems 
Favorite scary movie: 

28 Days Later 

Erica Bonnette 
Major: Art 

Favorite scary movie: 

The Exorcist 111 

Jennifer Carter 
Major: Early 
Childhood Education 
Favorite scary movie: 

The Ring 

Jessica Vercher 
Major: Hospitality 
Favorite scary movie: 

The Sixth Sense 

Therea Dollman 
Major: Health and 
Human Performance 
Favorite scary movie: 


By Kyle Shirley 

Staff writer 

Summer has faded away and fall 
is upon us once again. You know 
what that means... well, a week or 
so of illness for many of us, but let's 
not dwell on that. What the begin- 
ning of autumn should make you 
think of is that wacky festival of 
candles, candy and cats. That's 
right, boys and girls: Halloween is 

In addition to the obligatory par- 
ties, costumes and junk food, 
another popular Halloween tradi- 
tion is taking in a scary movie or 
two. But what horror flicks are the 
favorites of NSU students? The 
Sauce scoured the campus to find 
out. Here are some of your 


Most students preferred more 
modern films to cult classics like 
"Frankenstein" or "The Mummy." 
Jessica Vercher, a freshman hospi- 
tality management major, cited 
"The Sixth Sense" as her favorite 
screamer film. Her reason? "That 
boy was creeped-out." Ah, kids are 
so cute when they're paralyzed 
with terror. 

Freshman early childhood edu- 
cation major Jennifer Carter prefers 
the recent box office smash "The 
Ring." "I liked the scene where that 
girl crawls out of the television," 
she said. "I wasn't expecting that." 

At least one NSU student can 
still appreciate the fear that extra- 
terrestrials can inspire, even if 
they're not as brutishly horrifying 
as those in the "Alien" films. There- 

sa Dollman, a sophomore health 
and human performance major, 
said "Signs" was her favorite, cit- 
ing its realism and believability as 
the traits that really made her 
squirm in her seat. 

On the other hand, computer 
information systems major Jeff 
Dison went for the tense style of 
"28 Days Later." "It was a wonder- 
fully produced and directed film," 
he said. Not to mention its gratu- 
itous gore, and gore is always a 
plus," he said. 

But one should never overlook 
the humorous side of many horror 
films. Erica Bonnette, a freshman 
art major, said that "The Exorcist 
III" was her favorite Halloween 
flick. Bonnette said, "It's funny 
when the old lady in the hospital 
gets possessed and crawls upside 

down across the ceiling." Who can 
argue with logic like that? 

So why not join your fellow stu- 
dents in renting a horror movie or 
two, kicking back with some pop- 
corn, and squealing (or giggling, 
take your pick) the night away? 
After all, you know you think 
Michael Meyers is sexy. . .admit it. 

Halloween tips for every age 

By Shonna Parker Sullivan 

Class Writer 

It is that time of year again! 
Tricks and treats will be the concen- 
tration of this Friday night's ghoul- 
ish and ghostly events. Fun will be 
on the top of the list for students 
and for students with children. 
Ghosts, witches, and vampires are 
not the only thing to be afraid of on 
Halloween. Accidents occur quite- 
often on Halloween night. Here are 
five simple safety tips that may aid 
in creating a great Halloween night. 

1. When trick-or-treating, apply 
reflective tape to costumes. 

2. Carry a flashlight. 

3. Only visit well-lit houses. 

4. Don't eat any candy until it 
has been inspected. 

5. Consider having or attending 
a Halloween party instead of trick- 
or-treating. i 

Halloween Party Tips 

If you do decide to have a Hal- 
loween party you are probably 
going to want to throw a party that 
will be talked about for weeks after- 
ward. Halloween parties are a 
great alternative to trick-or treating. 
Here are a few party tips for a terri- 
fying good time. First you should 
pick a theme for your party, such as, 
a graveyard or a haunted house. In 
order to make the party memorable 
try a few games. Have a scavenger 
hunt in the dark, bob for apples, 
and have a costume contest. Enjoy- 
ing urban legends and ghost stories 
around a fire is usually a highlight 
of the evening. Always be sure to 
decorate your party. Some decora- 
tion suggestions are to use, candles, 
jack-o-lanterns, spider webs, fog 
machines, and creepy sound effects. 
Make sure that you have plenty of 
refreshments and always lots of 

fake blood. 

Parker Sullivan 2 

For those of you who have no 
idea about how to make creepy, 
crawly refreshments for your party 
there are a few easy recipes that 
even college students won't have 
any trouble to follow. No fright 
night will be the same without the 
pumpkin orange popcorn balls. All 
you need is 8 c. popped popcorn, 
2/3 c. light corn syrup, 2/3 c. gran- 
ulated sugar, and 1/2 tsp. salt. 
Combine the corn syrup, sugar and 
salt in a large kettle and heat on 
medium heat while stirring until 
dissolved. Add the popcorn to the 
kettle and began tossing. Cook for 
an additional 5 minutes until mix- 
ture becomes very sticky. Remove 
from heat. 

Shape popcorn into balls with 
clean hands and cool. Wrap the 
balls in plastic wrap and seal tight- 
ly with a twister tie. Before wrap- 
ping add orange food coloring to 
get that pumpkin orange color. 

Fake Blood 

The last recipe is for that sticky 

red substance that seems to get 
everybody talking at the party. 
Fake blood is relatively easy to 
make. All you need is lc. Karo 
Syrup, 1 Tbsp Water, 2 Tbsp Red 
Food Coloring, 1 tsp Yellow Food- 
Coloring. Mix together in a mixing 
bowl and you're done. Try adding 
blue or yellow for a different shade. 

When you are all finished with 
the preparations just sit back and 
enjoy all the fun. Don't forget to slip 
some gummy worms and plastic 
spiders into the punch or beverage 
of choice for a screaming good time. 
Have a happy Halloween and a 
freaky fright night. 

Natchitoches sponsors bewitching childrens' program 

By Theresa Huffman 

Staff Writer 

On Oct. 31, the city of Natchi- 
toches will sponsor their third 
annual "Witch Way to Main Street," 
an event hosted by Front Street 

The event will take place in 
downtown Natchitoches, from 
5:30-8 p.m., with residents and local 
businesses participating. Main 
Street Manager Courtney Hornsby 
said the event was started after 
Sept. 11 to try and make Halloween 
safe for children 12 and under. 
Hornsby said the event is designed 
to be a safe and structured environ- 
ment for families. 

To ensure safety, the Natchitoches 
City Fire and Police Departments 
will be on hand throughout the 
event. There will also be a visit 
from McGruff, the Crime Dog. 
Hornsby said that for the safety of 
families, Front Street is blocked off 

from the Church Street Bridge to 
the Ford dealership during the 

Hornsby said that the activity is 
geared towards Natchitoches resi- 
dents and that "it gets residents and 
students to the downtown area." 

Hornsby said the event is 
designed to give children more 
than just candy. Tours will be avail- 
able for the haunted Natchitoches 
Parish Library bookmobile. Chil- 
dren will be able sign up for a 
library card. 

The Natchitoches Police and Fire 
Departments will give tours as 
well. Hornsby said the program 
grows every year, and so far 18 
businesses have signed up for this 
year's event. Participating busi- 
nesses will have a sign from the 
City of Natchitoches posted. Horns- 
by said, "Local businesses can sign 
up until the day before." 

J. Michael Kinny of the Book 
Merchant, has participated since 
the event's conception three years 

ago. Kinny said that his favorite 
part is the children. 

"The kids that come up in the 
costumes, and, they are so funny," 
Kinny said. "The costumes are 
great. Sometimes they're just 
pieces of cardboard that they paint 
with watercolors and sometimes 
they're pretty elaborate." 

Kinny said that children must be 
in costume to participate. Kinny 
also said that he usually closes his 
business early on day of the event, 
because it is not about business; it is 
about the children. While in cos- 
tume, he said that he usually passes 
out about fifteen hundred pieces of 
candy each year. 

Emily Laurent, of Plantation 
Treasures, has been participating in 
the event for two years. Laurent 
said that her favorite part is "to 
dress up and see the little kids in 
their cute little costumes." 

All candies are distributed with 
safety in mind. 

Laurent said, "All candies are 

pre-packaged and not homemade." 

Other events in the evening will 
include face painting and a D.J. to 
play spooky Halloween music. The 
music will accompany Boogie on 
the Bricks for the children. There is 
no cost to participate in the 
evening's events. Trick or treating 
will continue until all treats are 

Through the 
Looking Glass 

Mike Pingree 
KRT Campus 

Weird news 
from around 
the world 


Two men stole beer at gunpoint 
from a gas station in Stuart, Fla., but 
one of them left his ID card behind. 
He called later and asked if he 
could come back and get it. Permis- 
sion granted. The cops were wait- 


After her dog pooped all over the 
kitchen floor, a woman in London 
cleaned up the doo doo, put it in a 
bag and went outside to drop it in 
the trash. As she crossed the side- 
walk, a youthful mugger on a bike 
knocked her down, stole the bag 
and sped off. 


A day after a thief stole his pick- 
up truck, which had the key stuck 
in the ignition, a northern Califor- 
nia man went to buy another vehi- 
cle. As a friend drove him to a deal- 
ership, he spotted the stolen truck 
headed toward them on the other 
side of the road. They made a U- 
turn and followed it to the thief's 
home. When he went inside, the 
owner stole it back. 


An Internet Romeo in England 
hooked up with four women he had 
been sweet-talking via e-mail, call- 
ing them all "princess" or "sexy" so 
he wouldn't accidentally use the 
wrong name. He was successfully 
juggling them all until he inadver- 
tently sent the same e-message to 
the four of them, showing all of 
their addresses. They contacted 
each other and hatched a plot: one 
of them arranged a date with him at 
a local pub, and all of them were 
there waiting when he showed up. 
An angry confrontation ensued. 


A middle-aged couple in Ten- 
nessee had a bit too much to drink 
and went out on their front lawn 
where they commenced making 
love in the middle of the afternoon. 
The lovebirds were arrested for 
indecent exposure and public intox- 


Swarms of starlings have taken 
up residence on the rooftops of 
Rome as they do every year, send- 
ing blizzards of droppings down 
onto the tourists. In response, offi- 
cials have recorded the sound the 
birds make when there is danger, 
and play it over loudspeakers every 
night to scare them away. 


Police arrested a man minutes 
after he robbed two neighboring 
banks in downtown Miami one 
right after the other. He told them 
he did it because, "I'm too ugly to 
get a job." 


Even though the con artist police 
arrested in Vancouver, British 
Columbia, had used 22 different 
aliases and birth dates, it wasn't 
hard to identify him. They knew 
who he was because he had "Made 
in Canada" tattooed on his rear end. 


A publicly funded support group 
in Australia that was supposed to 
be producing pamphlets featuring 
health care information for prosti- 
tutes, instead was telling them how 
to keep their customers satisfied. 
Among the tips: "Never wear shoes 
in bed" and "Always act like you 
enjoy it." Their funding has been 

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Starting in is 

fight with Tom, gets onto a bus 
that will bring him to 'Da Hood/ 
which is displayed on the front of 
the bus. From there "8 Mile" takes 
over and George takes on Fat Joe 
in a rapping contest... and wins. 
This is where Simon Cowell 
makes his appearance. In one of 
the best scenes in the movie, after 
proclaiming how bloody awful all 
the rappers are, everyone on the 
stage takes out their guns and 
proceeds to pop several caps in 
his ass... and arms, legs, and 
chest. It was truly a beautiful 
sight to behold. 

After taking pot shots at 
"American Idol," "Scary Movie 
3" moves on to parody the beer 

commercial with the song about 
twins. Michael Jackson (who was 
used to parody "The Others") is 
spoofed as an alien and Charlie 
Sheen holds him out the window 
asking, "How do you like it?" The 
movie even crosses the line into 
playing on the sex scandals with- 
in the Catholic Church. From here 
the story does not get much bet- 
ter. While the movie was funny 
and entertaining, "Scary Movie 3" 
was also a great disappointment. 

First, there is the highly publi- 
cized scene from the trailers with 
Eddie Griffin as Orpheus, and 
Queen Latifah as Shaneequa. Sha- 
neequa enters in the middle of his 
meeting with Cindy and ruins his 

'prophesizing' about Cindy being 
'The One.' Then Latifah, pot in 
hand, threatens to 'prophesize 
this pot up (his) ass.' It was com- 
pletely cut from the movie! Lati- 
fah is the one that sees the future, 
and Orpheus barges in to watch a 
Lakers game. 

Second, does anyone remember 
the original title of the movie? It 
was "Scary Movie 3: Episode I - 
Lord of the Brooms," and was 
supposed to spoof on "The Lord 
of the Rings," "Harry Potter," and 
"Star Wars." Well, there are no 
parodies of "Star Wars" or "Harry 
Potter," and "The Lord of the 
Rings" gets a three-second cameo 
when Pamela Anderson answers 

the phone to a really bad imita- 
tion of Gollum's voice crying out 
for his 'precious.' 

The joke about the priest sex 
scandals started off beautifully 
when Father Muldoon (Darrell 
Hammond) comes to baby-sit 
Cindy's nephew and brings 
along a nice red wine and can- 
dles to set the mood. However, 
the joke falls flat when it fails to 
reappear later in the movie. 
Aside from a phone call to Cindy 
out of nowhere to assure her that 
her nephew is fine, it's just for- 
gotten. Finally, Tabitha (Marny 
Eng), the evil girl from the video- 
tape that kills everyone in seven 
days, looked more like a rip-off 

Rep, pi 

of the possessed girl in 
Nielson's 1990 movie 
sessed," a spoof of "The E*X| 

Too many of the scenes see 
as if they were actually 
but were later hacked away at 
the cutting room floor. At 
the movie rates three stars on 
five, but only because what 
left of the movie was hilario 
and without the crude bodj 
fluid jokes of its predecessQ 
But don't worry; if this instj 
ment of "Scary Movie" doesi 
step up to the challenge, you 
always catch "Scary Movie 1 
coming in 2004 to spoof sup, 
heroes everywhere. 

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3 NSU students among Natchitoches Idol semifinalists 

The City of Natchitoches 

Eight semi-finalists have been 
named in the first-ever Natchi- 
toches Idol Contest. 

The semi-finalists were deter- 
mined during the preliminary 
competition on Oct. 25 when 15 
people competed for the title of 
the first-ever Natchitoches Idol. 

The semi-finalists were: 

Renn Ardoin, 17, of Gibsland; 
"Boogie" Bedgood, 42, of Goldon- 
na; Karen Burns, 21, of Alexan- 
dria, a student at NSU; Jennifer 
Honeycutt, 16, of Robeline; 
Desmond Meeks, 20, of Natchi- 
toches, a student at NSU; Jenny 
Mitchell, 20, of Coushatta, a stu- 
dent at the University of 

Louisiana at Monroe; Conor Wal- 
ton, 19, of Natchitoches, a student 
at NSU and Scott Weatherford, 35, 
of Winnfield. 

Contestants were judged on 
various factors including quality 
of singing voice, style, presenta- 
tion and crowd response. The 
eight semi-finalists will compete 
again at a date to be announced. 

The final winner will open for 
the headlining act at the Annual 
Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festival 
on April 3. The first place winner 
receives $300 in cash and up to 
four hours free time in a recording 
studio to record a demo, which 
will be placed in the hands of at 
least two record companies in 
Nashville. The second place win- 

ner receives $200, and the 
place winner receives $100. 

Natchitoches Idol is sponson 
by the Bank of Montgomei 
Natchitoches Jazz/R&B Festiv 
and Baldridge-Dumas Commm 
cations, which includes 
radio stations as 100.7 KZBL, 9? 
KDBH, 99.9 KTEZ and lojjhoma 

Students create costumes from grocery bag! 

The City of Natchitoches 

The assignment: create a wear- 
able piece from brown paper bags. 
The tools: an adhesive — Elmer's 
Glue and /or an acrylic paint medi- 
um. And make sure none of the 
sticky stuff shows. 

The students in Miami's Design 
& Architectural Senior High 
Advanced Placement 3-D class had 
one week. The results: nothing 
short of extraordinary — not to 
mention eco-friendly. 

Take Andres Hernandez's proj- 
ect: surfer hip-hop shorts. They're 
holding up so well he's thinking of 
giving them away to a homeless 

Fashioned from four grocery 
bags, they were easier to construct 

than the ingenious young man first 
thought, although he admits that 
he got help from his grandmother, 
an amateur seamstress. Laying out 
four bags, Andres pasted them 
together and cut them into pants as 
if they were actual fabric. His only 
hitch: keeping them up. So he cut a 
hole in the "waist band" and strung 
through makeshift twine. Voila, 
instant adjustable drawstring. 

The grocery store ran out of bags 
on Tanya Granados' visit. So she 
made do with a dozen or so white 
ones from the bakery section. The 
outcome: a cross between a bridal 
train and a female bullfighter's 
capa. "It was spontaneous. I had 
just seen the movie Talk to Her and 
wanted to do something Spanish." 

Chanel Drummond meticulously 
folded her bags into pleats to form 

a crisp skirt, top and rectangular 
hat that beckoned the nickname 
"lamp girl." A visitor suggested an 
alternate — "pleated princess," — 
which Chanel seemed to prefer. 

Jodi Starkey had a Bahamas 
Queen carnival theme going — 
with a to-the-floor sheath and such 
elaborate details as fans (front and 
back), curly-Qs, train, fan earrings 
and an African-inspired trademark 
Erykah Badu head wrap. Even an 
arm bracelet, crumpled and wrin- 
kled from leftovers. "I don't waste 
any bags," said the Trinidad native. 

At a distance, Gabriella Gonza- 
lez' apparently effortless creation 
— "Evil Twisted Night" — looks as 
if it's right off the catwalk. The 
pink-haired Gonzalez put together 
the ensemble, a flared tutu-like 
skirt, creepy Edward Scissorhands- 
esque glove, corset top and ruffled 

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hat, in about an hour. 

Marcel Allende's gas mask was 
inspired by the Manhattan Project, 
he said. Allende treated the paper 
with a medium gloss and crumpled 
it until the fibers broke down and 
took on the consistency of leather 
(the acrylic paint medium makes 
the paper more bendable, stiff and 
shiny). The only nonpaper accesso- 
ry— g°gg les - 

"It was OK, for effect, to bend the 
rules here," said principal Dr. 
Stacey Mancuso. The only problem 
she could foresee: "He has a little 
trouble breathing in it." 

Added Howard Miller, chairman 
of the advisory board at the school, 
"We weren't surprised by the amaz- 
ing talent we saw. Out of creative 
minds comes genius." A visitor 
shakes her head in awe. "You 
should have been here last year," 
Miller said, "we sent them out to 
the garbage dump to make stuff 
out of inner tubes." 


Want to be a paper bag player 
this Halloween? To construct such 
an outfit, says DASH principal Dr. 
Stacey Mancuso, you'll need a cou- 

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By Ricky Fridrick 

Staff writer 

The grounds of NSU echoed 
Wednesday night as students from 
Baptist Collegiate Ministry, 
Catholic Student Organization, 
Fellowship of Christian Athletes, 
and Foundation came together to 
praise God and celebrate the con- 
clusion of The 40 Days of Purpose, 
a book of reflections that students 
read day by day for forty days to 
help them grow spiritually. 

The book is broken into five pur- 
poses, providing students with 
what every human being's pur- 
pose on earth is, to worship God. 

"It's really blessed me" said 
Reed Thomas, a student at NSU, 

"It has helped me grow in my sji 
itual relationship with Christ/' 

The celebration began at 8 pnl 
the practice field behind Tur 
Stadium. The event provided si 
dents with games, praise and wq 
ship, testimonies from fellow NS 
students, and fellowship. 

"It is awesome when fellq 
brothers and sisters of Christ 
come together as community 
worship God." said Tim, a stude 
at NSU, "It gives you a feeling I 
you're in one big family." 

"This has been a wonderful 
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Ellis Newman, campus minister] 
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just his second interception of the 
year killing the Demons' chances. 
However, just two plays later the 
defense forced a fumble and Neil 
Ponstein recovered at the 27-yard 
line, giving Northwestern one last 
chance to mount a comeback with 
only 3:30 left. 

The Demons picked up where 
they left off, throwing and complet- 

ing consecutive passes to Sampson 
in the flats for good yardage. On 
third and two from the six-yard line 
Vinson took it to the end zone, scor- 
ing on a well-timed quarterback 

Despite the score, the Demons still 
needed to convert the two-point 
attempt to give themselves a shot at 
a homecoming miracle. On the con- 

version attempt Vinson dropped 
back, found his favorite target 
standing just inside the goal line, 
and delivered a perfect pass, only to 
see it slip through Ziegler's hands. 

Vinson carried the bulk of the 
offensive load for the Demons in 
Johnese's absence. The sophomore 
threw for 220 yards and ran for 
another 78, including an impressive 

44-vard sprint to pay dirt. Ziegler 
led the receivers with six grabs for 
96 yards, while freshman Derrick 
Doyle contributed with four catches 
and 46 yards. 

Northwestern's defense stepped 
up in the second half allowing only 
92 yards after the break, but it was 
too little, too late this time. 

Nicholls State converted 66 per- 

cent of their third downs, including 
eight of nine in the crucial first 30 
minutes, probably the most signifi- 
cant statistic of the game. 

The Demons will take a wel- 
comed week off this Saturday, 
before traveling to Sam Houston 
State on Nov. 8 when they attempt 
to get themselves back in the playoff 

College football faces another Separation Saturday part II 

By Mike Huguenin 
KRT Campus 

The Orlando Sentinel 

If Oct- 11 was "Separation Satur- 
fay" then we're preparing for 
"Separation Saturday II" this week, 
■j^re are huge games in every BCS 
| ea gue except one (the ACQ of 
course, but more on that later). 
Here's the rundown: 
6ig East: Miami at Virginia Tech. 
Big Ten: Michigan at Michigan 


Big 12: Oklahoma State at Okla- 
homa and Nebraska at Texas. 
Pac-10: Washington State at USC. 
SEC: Florida vs. Georgia in Jack- 

The six-pack of games will 
involve seven or eight of the teams 

in this week's BCS top 10, and the 
games will go a long way toward 
determining the conference titles. 
In addition, Miami and Oklahoma 
are the only teams who can deter- 
mine their own fates; in other 
words, they are the only teams that 
know they'll be in the Sugar Bowl if 
they win out. 

There are some intriguing sub- 
plots to each game as well: 

Virginia Tech gets another chance 
to show it truly is an elite program. 
The Hokies have lost nine games 
since the start of the 2001 season, 
i.e. since Michael Vick left. Plus, 
Tech is 3-34 all-time against teams 
ranked in the top 10, including 2-19 
under Frank Beamer (those wins 
came over teams ranked 
ninth_West Virginia in 1989 and 

Texas in the 1995 Sugar Bowl). 

Michigan State basically has been 
overlooked since it lost to 
Louisiana Tech at home on Sept. 13. 
But the Spartans have risen to No. 9 
in the poll by winning five times 
since that loss. They are the only 
unbeaten team in Big Ten play and 
can take another step toward the 
Rose Bowl if they beat the Wolver- 
ines. The schools have met five 
times since 1974 when both were 
ranked and the Spartans have won 
just once, in 1999. 

Nebraska and Texas each have 
blown out their past two foes since 
losing big games on Oct. 11, the 
Huskers to Missouri and the Long- 
horns to Oklahoma. The winner of 
this one restores some of its lost lus- 

Oklahoma State has won its past 
two meetings with Oklahoma, win- 
ning by 10 last season when the 
Sooners were ranked third and by 
three in 2001 when OU was fourth. 
Oklahoma was ranked No. 1 when 
they edged the Cowboys by five in 
2000. What does this all mean? It 
means OU may have a mental 
block when it comes to its cross- 
state rival. 

Actually, in the past two seasons, 
Okie State has taken advantage of 
OU's aggressive cornerbacks and 
hit some big plays in the passing 
game. If that happens again, shame 
on the OU coaches. 

Washington State is a game 
ahead of USC in the loss column in 
the Pac-10. The Trojans were 
expected to be good this season. 

The Cougars? They supposedly 
were hoping they could finish in 
the top half of the league. Instead, 
new Coach Bill Doba has the 
Cougars playing extremely well 
again; remember, they won the 
league last season, and even 
though they lost their star quarter- 
back (Jason Gesser) and their coach 
(Mike Price), a repeat is possible if 
they beat the Trojans. 

Florida has owned Georgia of 
late, winning 12 of the past 13. 
Indeed, last season, Georgia's best 
team of the past 20 years lost to 
arguably Florida's worst team in 13 
years. This season, a Florida team 
that had been left for dead comes in 
on a roll and Georgia comes in off 
back-to-back desultory perform- 
ances. "I don't know if we've got 

enough juice left," Bulldogs Coach 
Mark Richt said. "We barely had 
enough juice the last two weeks. 
We're as vulnerable right now as 
we've ever been." Is Richt pulling a 
psych job, or is he being realistic? 
The World's Largest Outdoor Cock- 
tail Party becomes even more inter- 

The MAC has two bowl tie-ins, 
so things could get mighty interest- 
ing in the next month. Right now, 
Bowling Green, Miami of Ohio and 
Northern Illinois are playing well 
enough to deserve bowl bids. 
There's also Marshall, the league's 
premier program and a school that 
puts fans in the seats at bowls. It's 
mighty likely that two of those 
schools will be left at home for the 

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NBAs did here Tuesday night for 
the 2003-04 season with Los 
Angeles hosting the Dallas Mav- 

O'Neal played with his new 
teammates, Gary Payton and Karl 
Malone, almost as an after- 
thought. Bryant didn't play. But 
before the game, all the Lakers 
O'Neal and Bryant included did 
one of those motivational circle 
dances popular among athletes 

and kindergarten classes. Bryant 
and O'Neal were actually were 
seen touching one another. 
Without malice. 

This all was important because 
the real games had begun over 
the last week. The big kids, 
O'Neal and Bryant, threw sand, 
stuck out their tongues and 
refused to go to the corner. Neu- 
tral corners, maybe. 

Bryant said O'Neal was fat, 
selfish and a faker. O'Neal said 
Bryant was skinny, selfish and 
not a nice guy. Bryant said he 
might leave. O'Neal said go 
ahead. Bryant said nyah, nyah, 
nyah. The basketball world was 

aghast! Jackson arched his eye- 

"We have to stop and analyze a 
lot of things going on, really take 
the whole gestalt as not just here, 
not just this situation," Jackson 
said. "There's a lot involved in 
this picture, and we just have to 
resolve this and let time heal this 
as we go through the season. I'd 
say 'disappointed' is the word I'd 
use, but I was not surprised." 

Hey, it is Hollywood, after all, 
where reality blends with make- 

There was a game here Tuesday 
night, but the Lakers were busy 
with housekeeping. Bryant was 

fined, believed to be $10,000, for 
his incendiary comments about 
O'Neal to ESPN on Monday. That 
happened even after Jackson had 
ordered them to play nice. 

Bryant also surprised the Lak- 
ers when he told ESPN and not 
the Lakers he wasn't playing 
Tuesday because of lingering 
knee problems, though Jackson 
said Bryant would play Saturday 
at Phoenix. Jackson described the 
team's mood as "somber" after a 
team meeting Tuesday morning. 

It seemed, though, Bryant was 
going to play nice now. He stayed 
in the locker room during, the 
game working on his rehabilita- 

tion, though occasional "Kobe" 
chants rose up in the arena. That 
worried Mavericks coach Don 

"You could look at Kobe not 
playing two ways," said Nelson, 
whose Mavericks had lost 25 
straight here before Tuesday 
night. "Maybe they would show 
the world they don't need him." 

Bryant and O'Neal were on the 
same page on at least one thing 
Tuesday. Both muttered obsceni- 
ties at reporters who tried to 
question them. 

Where all this is going should 
keep the Lakers' turmoil in the 
forefront of national coverage. 




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The Way 
I See It 


A quick question to the 
Demon faithful: Which 
Demon sports team is 
playing the best right 
now? My answer would be 
the Lady Demon soccer 

The Lady Demons have 
rattled off a stretch of four 
unbeaten games and sit in 
third place in the South- 
land Conference stand- 

NSU has one game left 
Friday at the University of 
Louisiana Monroe, and if 
the Demons win then they 
will stay in third place. If 
they lose, the Lady 
Demons could fall to the 
No. 4 spot. 

Don't start sweating 
Demon fans; the top six 
teams make the tourna- 
ment. Oh, by the way, 
Northwestern State hosts 
the SLC tournament. So, 
Demons fanatics head out 
to the Soccer Complex 
Nov. 6-9 to cheer on our 
soccer team. 

The Northwestern State 
volleyball team is on the 
other side of the stick. The 
Lady Demons are cooling 
off when they need to be 
red hot. NSU has lost their 
last four games and has 
slid to the No. 7 spot in the 
standings. The top six 
teams make the SLC tour- 
nament in volleyball. 

The volleyball team is 
hurting right now with the 
loss of top hitter Priscila 
Augusto due to an injury 
and doesn't know when 
she is coming back. The 
good news for the Lady 
Demons is in their final 
eight games, five of which 
are in the friendly confines 
of Prather Coliseum. The 
bad side is that if the Lady 
Demons cannot win more 
five game matches then a 
post-season birth in the 
SLC tournament is out of 
the question. 

This past weekend I sat 
out in the rain to watch 
our Demons fall to the 
Nicholls State Colonels. 
The sports staff at the Cur- 
rent Sauce knew the 
Colonels would be dan- 
gerous, and they proved it 
by upsetting us at home. 
NSU is lucky to still be 
ranked in the polls after 
the loss at home. The Pur- 
ple Swarm Defense just 
could not swarm the 
option. The NSU defense 
showed its young age at 
times against the hard to 
stop option, just like the 
Sauce cannot stop the 
SGA's option to criticize. 

The last three games will 
show how good the 
Demons are in SLC. First 
there is a road trip to Sam 
Houston State that gave 
the McNeese Cowboys a 
scare this past weekend. 
After that NSU travels to 
Lake Charles to face the 

The last home game is 
the final game of the sea- 
son and it's against heat- 
ed-rival Stephen F. Austin 
for Chief Caddo. There are 
three games left with a lot 
riding on each game for 
the Northwestern State 
football team. 

Personally, I would love 
to see NSU roll off three 
straight victories, especial- 
ly against McNeese and 
SFA. Then, to top off the 
end of a great season, an 
actual playoff win. 

Volleyball and soccer's 
seasons are ending, so stu- 
dents head out and sup- 
port the teams. You never 
know what will happen at 
the games. 



rsfition is a belief, practice or rite 
irrationally maintained by ignorance of 
the laws of nature or by faith in magic or 

Most athletes believe in superstitions and have 
some ritual or special piece of clothing 
that they wear during a game for 
good luck. 

Even NSU athletes were 
quick to admitt what 
wacky or crazy supersti- 
tions they do before a 

The Demon athletes! 
said they have to wear 
certain clothes. Some 
said that people cannot 
tell them certain things, and 
other superstitions are just 
off the wall. 

Soccer team senior defender 
Jennifer Robbins said she wears a 
special pair of shimmering pink under- 
wear that helps her score goals. 

"My whole sophomore year I wore them to 
every game and had a great year, but this year I 
finally wore them last week, and I scored my first 

of the season," Robbins said. 
Goalkeeper Nelly Latiolais said she puts on her 
left cleat first every time she plays. Latiolais is 
leading the Southland Conference in shutouts this 

Quarterback Davon Vinson wears the same 
socks the exact same way for each game he «v4? 
plays in. Vinson said that on his right foot 
he wears a tube sock on top of an ankle 
sock, and on his left he wears the oppo- 
site: an ankle sock on a tube sock. 

I did it once, had a good game, and 
I've been doing it ever since," Vin- 
son said. 

Dawn Normand said the 
entire softball team wears hair 
ribbons and does a specific 
cheer that makes them perform 
on the same page for the game. 

Normand said that her team- 
mate Krystle Nichols sleeps in her 
catcher's mask before games. 
The NSU baseball team has its 
own set of superstitions. Andre Vige 
r and Chris Salim said never to assume 
anything never call a no hitter and never 
remind a batter of his game record. For 
example, Vige is three for three today. Vige said he 
struck out the next at bat. 

Vige said he pulls up his shirtsleeves and 
scrapes the batter's box before he bats. 

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"When I pitch I reset my hat, and I wipe my fore- 
head before I throw a pitch," Vige said. 

Scott Pittenger said he takes off his wristband 
before an at-bat. 
"I just don't feel right if I have it on when I bat," 
Pittenger said. 

Other NSU athletes have odd 
superstitions or pray to a high- 
er authority for luck. 
Northwestern State running 
back Shelton Sampson said he 
showers before every game 
because it makes him feel clean and fresh. 
Deep snapper Seth Ortego said he 
puts a fake FCA tattoo on his right 
forearm so he can see it before every 
snap and know Christ is with him dur- 
^^S*' ing the game. 

Defender Tara Powasnik said she chews 
two pieces of gum during pre-game warm up and 
throws it away after pre-game. Powasnik said she 
then puts in a fresh piece when the game starts 
because she gets nervous. 

So, Demon faithful, at the next Demon event you 
attend, watch these athletes' superstitions or ritu- 
als they perform during the game. Watch closely 
and see if these superstitions help the athletes have 
a great game or a not so great game. 

Athletics Bureau Chief Joshua Barrios contributed to 
this report. Photo illustrations by Cheryl Thompson. 

Soccer team wins four straight 

Sports Information 

NSU vs. Nicholls 

Senior defender Hillarie 
Marshall scored with just 
over three mintues remain- 
ing in regulation Sunday 
afternoon to lift visiting 
Northwestern State over 
Nicholls State 3-2 in South- 
land Conference women's 
soccer, keeping the Demons 
undefeated in their last four 

Marshall took a pass from 
Ashley Hadley and fired a 
shot that bounded off a 
Nicholls player and into the 
net at 86:57 to snap a 2-all 
deadlock created three min- 
utes earlier when Nicholls' 
Kim Robinson scored off a 
corner kick. 

Northwestern State (9-8-1 
overall, 7-3-1 in the SLC) 
never trailed Nicholls (3-19, 
1-10) in sweeping the season 
series with the Lady 

Hadley put the Demons 
on the board 13:02 into the 
game with a header off a 
corner kick by Jacqui 
Lawrence, with Marshall 
getting an assist along with 

Marshall on the play. 

Amy Hester made it 2-0 
four minutes into the sec- 
ond half, scoring with a shot 
that glanced off the cross 
bar and into the net. 

Less than a minute later, 
Nicholls got its first goal 
when Kristen Fillmore 
scored from 30 yards away. 

NSU vs. Southeastern 

Senior defender Hillarie 
Marshall scored her third 
goal of the season as the 
Northwestern State 
women's soccer team bat- 
tled to a 1-1 draw Friday 
with league-leading South- 
eastern Louisiana in a 
rematch of last year's South- 
land Conference Tourna- 
ment championship game. 

The draw, the third 
straight for SLU, dropped 
the Lions into second place 
behind Stephen F. Austin 
with just over a week left in 
the regular season. The 
league's top six teams come 
to NSU Nov. 6-9 for the SLC 
Tournament. Northwestern, 
third in this year's SLC race, 
beat Southeastern 2-1 in last 
year's championship game. 

The Demons (8-8-1, 6-3-1 
SLC), who remained 
unbeaten in their last three 
games, scored first as Mar- 

Gary Hardamon / NSU Media Services 

Goalkeeper Nellie Latiolais stops a goal from Texas State at home last week. Latiolais leads the Southland 
Conference in shutouts this season. 

shall placed the ball past 
SLU goalkeeper Nicole 
Helmig off a corner kick by 
Natalie Waguespack in the 
30th minute of play. 
Waguespack picked up her 
second assist on the season 
and NSU led 1-0 at halftime. 

Southeastern (12-1-4, 7-0- 
3) evened the score at 1-1 
late in the second half off a 
pass by Rena Carillo and 
Rebecca Glueck to Kendra 
Oney, with the goal in the 

77th minute sending the 
game into overtime. 

"I am very proud of the 
effort we extended today," 
said head coach Jimmy 
Mitchell. "This was a very 
physical battle and after 
traveling down today, we 
didn't play very well." 

In overtime, SLU outshot 
NSU 3-2, after taking 20 
tries to six for in regulation. 
The Lions had eight more 
corner kicks than the 


NSU goalkeeper Nellie 
Latiolais, last week's SLC 
Goalkeeper of the Week, 
stayed very busy with 11 
saves. SLU goalkeeper 
Nicole Helmig had two 

Northwestern plays its 
final regular-season game at 
Louisiana-Monroe next Fri- 
day, then plays host to the 
Southland Conference Tour- 
nament Nov. 6-9. 

Colonels spoil Homecoming 2003 

By Brent Holloway 

Staff Writer 

What's the best way to 
attack a fast, aggressive 
defense like Northwestern 
State's Purple Swarm? Neu- 
tralize their speed by mak- 
ing them play assignment 

Nicholls State was well 
suited for this task and uti- 
lized their triple option 
offense and misdirection 
plays to take advantage of 
the Demon's attacking style 
on their way to a 40-30 win 
in front of the disappointed 
homecoming crowd at 
Turpin Stadium. 

The Colonels jumped out 
on top early as quarterback 
Josh Son faked the option 
then dropped back and 
found Vince Butler all alone 
behind the Demon second- 
ary for an easy 85-yard 
touchdown on just their 
third play from scrimmage. 

The Demons were quick 
to retaliate, however, as 
Davon Vinson carried out a 
play action fake and hit 
Toby Zeigler for a 62-yard 
score on the home team's 

Cheryl Thompson / the Current Sauce 

Nicholls' quarterback Josh Son gets tackled behind the line by a Purple Swarm defensive player. Son 
accounted for 253 yards of total offense and two touchdowns to led the Colonels past the Demons 40-30. 

first offensive snap. 

The rest of the first half 
was a seesaw battle that saw 
the Demons leading 14-10 
after one quarter of play, 
only to fall behind 33-21 
before Josh Storrs drilled a 
48-yard field goal as time 
expired in the first half. 

The kick had cut the mar- 
gin to a nine point deficit 

and gave the Demons some 
momentum heading into the 
locker room at halftime, but 
the damage had already 
been done. 

The Demons star tailback 
Derrick Johnese, who came 
into the game averaging 
over 100 yards per game, 
was injured on just his sec- 
ond carry, and Shelton 

Sampson the team's second 
leading rusher was showing 
signs that a nagging toe 
injury was hampering his 
performance. Starting 
defensive end Gary Wesley 
was also injured and would 
not return. 

Meanwhile, Son was lead- 
ing the Colonels No. 1 
ranked rush offense up and 

down the field. Son, who 
has led Nicholls St. in rush- 
ing yards for three consecu- 
tive seasons, finished the 
first half with 52 yards rush- 
ing and one touchdown on 
the ground to go along with 
183 yards through the air on 
five of six aim, including the 
TD pass to Butler. 

The Demon defense, hav- 
ing adjusted to the Colonels 
style, came out ready to 
play in the second half. The 
defense shut out the 
Nicholls offense in the third 
quarter, but on the other 
side of the ball, Northwest- 
ern St. could not sustain a 
drive and neither team 
scored during the period. 

The fourth quarter began 
with more frustration for 
the Demon offense. On 
fourth and six with the ball 
on the Nicholls St. 36-yard 
line Vinson's pass fell 
incomplete and the Colonels 
took over possession. 

The score remained 33-24 
until Colonels halfback 
Phillip Brock broke through 
for a 12-yard touchdown 
with 6:08 left' to play. The 
extra point put Nicholls up by 
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First copies free to NSU students and staff 
50 cents per copy otherwise 

What's Current? 

Class forms new non-profit 
charitable organization 

Huey P. Long gave a speech in 1927 under the Evan- 
geline Oak. He spoke about the needs of people in 
Louisiana that were never fulfilled. 

The Evangeline Society is named after Huey Long's 
speech, and the idea for the organization came from 
Alex Aichinger, coordinator of political science at NSU. 
He presented the idea to his public administration class 
this semester as part of a class project. 

NSU students' mission in The Evangeline Society is to 
help fulfill the needs and improve the lives of residents 
in Natchitoches Parish. Students are collecting canned 
goods and school supplies for people in the area. 

In addition to the students' involvement in the society, 
Aichinger said it is helping the students learn how to 
art a nonprofit organization. 

Society member Keith Gates said it gives the class 
useful, hands-on experience. "The organization as a 
whole is headed in the right direction," Gates said. 

Anyone can contribute or become a member of The 
Evangeline Society. Those interested should contact 
Aichinger at 

D'nea Tyler 

Fundraiser for gubernatorial 
candidate Blanco today in Union 

Money raised at $25-per-ticket reception to go 
J towards local campaign. 

lTional News 

Bush signs abortion restriction law 

WASHINGTON (KRT) - President Bush on Wednesday 
signed into law the first federal restriction on abortion in 
30 years, winning cheers and applause from abortion 

at a signing ceremony that underscored his 
commitment to the anti-abortion movement. 

Less than an hour later, a federal judge in Nebraska 
Partially blocked the law's implementation. Other legal 
challenges were under way in New York and California, 
foe U.S. Supreme Court struck down a similar Nebraska 
statute in 2000, and abortion rights activists expressed 
confidence that they would prevail in court again. 

At issue is a procedure that opponents call "partial- 
Scof birth abortion," a relatively rare technique that involves 
Elapsing the skull of a fetus that is partially out of the 
"omb. Supporters say the procedure, known as "intact 
Nation and extraction," is often the safest way to abort 
i badly deformed fetus in the late stages of a pregnan- 

Former President Bill Clinton vetoed two earlier ver- 
"ons of the ban. The new law is the first federal limit on 
Portion since the Supreme Court made abortions legal 
nt ne landmark 1973 Roe v. Wade decision. 

Poll: Campus Republicans growing 

COLUMBUS, Ohio (KRT) - A new poll by the Institute 
jfSt II f Politics at Harvard University showed that 31 percent 
esy " college students across the country identify them- 
ition Burea es as Republicans. The poll also showed that 61 

* r cent of college students approve of President Bush's 
° D Performance, which is about 8 percentage points 
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At the same time, 27 percent of the students say 
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Nader to speak today 

By Kyle A. Carter 

Staff Writer 

Green Party presidential 
candidate and consumer 
advocate Ralph Nader will 
visit Northwestern's cam- 
pus today as part of the 
Distinguished Speaker 

According to, 
Nader has been a freelance 
writer, environmental 
activist and newspaper 
columnist. He is the author 
of many novels, including 
Crashing the Party about 
his 2000 presidential cam- 

paign, and Unsafe at Any 
Speed, a book that helped 
"catapult auto safety into 
the public spotlight." 

Nader is a strong sup- 
porter of the third party 
system. He wrote in his 
preface to his new novel 
Crashing the Party, "The 
convergence of our coun- 
try's two major parties is 
widely noted phenome- 
non, even though the 
remedies of political com- 
petition from the outside 
are largely ignored." 

Nader is also a strong 
advocate for the removal 
of "sovereign" corpora- 

In Crashing the Party, 
Nader wrote, "Our cam- 
paign reminded people 
that corporations, which, 
in their modern form, were 
created by state charters in 
the early nineteenth centu- 
ry, should be our servants, 
not our masters." 

Nader wrote that "great 
societies must have public 
policies that declare which 
rights, assets, and condi- 
tions are never for sale" 
because "such policies 
strengthen noncommercial 
values, which, nourished 
by public enlightenment 
and civic participation, can 
provide wondrous oppor- 

tunities to improve our 

Nader claims that we are 
trapped in a "democracy 
gap." The "democracy 
gap" he says is "the exces- 
sive concentration of 
power and wealth" of the 
nation being controlled by 
a small elite. Nader wrote 
in his preface, "Today, 
much of (the) economic, 
political, and technological 
power is in the hands glob- 
al of corporations wielding 
immense influence over 
our government." 

Nader became this 
year's distinguished 

■ See Nader, page 2 


Ralph Nader 

advocate and 
2000 presiden- 
tial candidate 

A.A. Fredericks 
nader Auditorium 

7 p.m. 

Open to the 
public, free of 

Campus cowboy 

Andrew Johnson, a junior IET major, goes for a ride on Sabo to the Rapides parking lot Wednesday. 

SGA senate 
votes to keep 
truant senator 

Academic committee 
to consider former 
professional wrestler, 
conservative speaker 
Warrior as NSU's 
next Distinguished 

By Elaine Broussard 

Administration Bureau Chief 

At the SGA senate meeting 
Monday, the senate held an 
impeachment hearing and 
voted to not remove from 
office a senator who had not 
fulfilled his required duties. 

At the beginning of the 
hearing Speaker of the Sen- 
ate Zachary Pulliam said that 
sophomore Sen. John Eric 
Fontenot had not completed 
his office hours for several 
consecutive weeks and did 
not attend last week's senate 

Pulliam turned the chair 
over to SGA Supreme Court 
Justice Sharmyn Little to pre- 
side over the impeachment 

A two-thirds vote of the 
senate is required to remove 
a senator from office. 

The senators' votes were 

SGA minutes 
See page 3 

cast on pieces of paper rather 
than the usual roll call vote. 

According to the SGA min- 
utes, Pulliam, Sara Burling, 
Patrick Feller, Jack Halford, 
and Casey Ponder voted to 
remove Fontenot from office. 

Fontenot, Jeff Bergeron, 
Matt Burrough, Chris Faist, 
Ashlie Fisher, Dustin Floyd, 
Keith Gates, Josh Howell, 
Kelli Menard, Kelli Miller, 
and Leslie Ross voted to keep 
him in office. 

Mindy McConnell abstain- 
ed from the vote. 

Fontenot, who was present 
for the meeting, remains an 
SGA senator. 

Also, Pulliam said that 
Buster Carlisle resigned from 
the senate just before the 
meeting began. 

Three pieces of legislation 
were brought before the sen- 
ate Monday night. The first 
had been tabled at last week's 
meeting and placed on this 
week's agenda. The other 
two pieces of legislation were 
placed on emergency status 
and did not undergo a 
week's review by the SGA 

The first bill proposed sev- 
■ See SGA, page 3 

Wiring upgrades delayed by contracts 

By Kyle Shirley 

Academics Bureau Chief 

Contractual problems 
have postponed a project 
upgrade computer net- 
work systems. 

The project, which is 
being overseen by the 
Physical Plant and 
department, is to upgrade 
networks and telephone 

to Sept. 4 story 
"NSU to upgrade 
net, phone wiring" 

Check our back issues 

lines in buildings that have 
the most outdated systems. 

Work was scheduled to 
begin on Oct. 1, but has not 

yet started. 

Coordinator of Telecom- 
munications Tracy Brown 
said that work has been 
postponed due to a "state 
contract issue" with OTM, 
the organization in Baton 
Rouge that handles all 
wiring contracts for the 

NSU's contract with 
OTM is currently being 

"Every time we go 

through an award process, 
every three years, there's 
always a little bit of a 
delay," said Brown. 

Brown said the contract 
for the outdoor wiring was 
approved Monday, but the 
indoor projects are on hold 
until the contract pertain- 
ing to them can be 

Despite the setback, 
Brown remains confident 
that the project will be 

completed by its original 
deadline next fall, as most 
work was already sched- 
uled to be done over the 

"Summertime is the only 
time when the campus is 
not so populated, and we 
don't disturb as many 
users when we make 
changes to the network," 
said Brown. "We'll do the 
majority of the work over 
the summer." 

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University Affairs Vice 
President John Dilworth 
does not and will not 
oversee custodial services, 
food services, or dorms, as 
implied by last week's story, 
"Dilworth OKed for VP." 

■ See Corrections, page 4 

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speaker through a process of 
elimination. SGA President 
Greg Comeaux said the SGA is 
given a budget each semester 
from the student government 

Comeaux the administration 
takes one dollar from this fee 
for every full-time Natchitoches 
student. The fund is usually 
about $6,000. If the funds are 
not used in a semester they roll 
over to the next semester. 

Scott Manguno, SGA vice- 
president, said, "It is a roll over 

budget. That is what enabled us 
to bring Nader because we had 
been saving money from the 
past few semesters." 

Carl Henry, Director of Stu- 
dent Activities Organizations, 
said that once the funds are 
obtained, the SGA gets in touch 
with the American Program 
Bureau, a public speaker and 
lecturer information service 
agency, to find people for the 
Distinguished Speaker Pro- 

After receiving a list of speak- 

ers from the agency, an academ- 
ic administration board rates 
the speaker selections. The SGA 
then selects their choices from 
the ranked speakers. 

"Our advisor, Mr. Henry, pro- 
vided us with a list of people 
that a campus speaker service 
agent provided, where the top 
three speakers were ranked bv 
the academic advisor, and 
Nader ranked on the top." 

Nader will be speaking at 7 
p.m. in A. A. Fredricks Audito- 

Graduate's work to be published 

By Kyle Shirley 

Academics Bureau Chief 

NSU graduate Jeremy Hen- 
riques' first published article is 
set to appear in the winter edition 
of the "Journal for Undergradu- 
ate Chemistry." 

Henriques' article, titled "An 
Analysis of Environmental Fac- 
tors Modulating Fibrillation of a 
Small Neuroprotein ct-Synucle- 
in," shows the effect of anions on 
the neuroprotein a-synuclein as 
it undergoes a process called fib- 
rillation. a-Synuclein is associat- 
ed with disorders such as Parkin- 
son's and Alzheimer's diseases. 

"I participated in an under- 
graduate research program in 
Santa Cruz, California in the